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Foreign Affairs

China and NZ are in but the US is out of world’s second largest...

New Zealand and 15 East Asian countries yesterday signed up to what is being called the most important trade agreement since the creation of...

“It’s going to be a hard call”

There was a warning last night in Wellington that our relationship with China could get more difficult under President Biden. A panel of China and...

After Trump what?

Donald Trump has been defeated but what will matter to New Zealand about his election result is how much Trumpism has been defeated. That will...

Job going — foreign minister

Jacinda Ardern will need a new foreign minister now that Winston Peters is out of Parliament. Speculation has been rife in the capital ad to...

Simon Bridges: diplomat

The very phrase, “Simon Bridges, diplomat”, would seem one of the more unlikely to appear this election year. Bridges lost National’s leadership in May, in...

The South China Sea — why doesn’t China abide by the UN Law of...

The Chinese Ambassador in Wellington, Wu Xi, invited questions from POLITIK on the current situation in the South China Sea. This is a transcript...

Hong Kong decision puts beef exports at risk

The Government decision to end the extradition treaty with Hong Kong places at risk the possibility of New Zealand increasing its beef sales to...

China whispers a warning to NZ

Both the Prime Minister and the Chinese Ambassador appeared yesterday to very subtly put some distance into the relationship between New Zealand and China. Comments...

Don’t let Covid turn NZ into a fortress

Former Labour Prime Minister Helen Clark will join the debate about whether to open the border. Clark along with the former Prime Minister’s Chief Science...

Chinese Ambassador calls for NZ and China to work together on Covid-19

Wu XiMme Wu Xi is China's Ambassador to New Zealand and she has contributed this article. POLITIK is publishing it in the interests of...

NZ ready to get heavy with the UK

New Zealand now stands between the United Kingdom and its hopes of entering the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement  (CPTPP). POLITIK understands...

Fancy footwork needed with Five Eyes

New Zealand faces a major foreign policy challenge as the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing agreement starts to become more of a security agreement. Australia appears to...

Angry phone call to Brussels

Relations between New Zealand and the EU appeared to reach a new low yesterday as Trade Minister David Parker complained that he had learned...

Trumping the US; China could join the CPTPP

As political and trade tensions with the United States rise, and its image as a global leader is tarnished by riots, China has indicated...

NZ-China relations at crossroads says Ambassador

Wu XiAmbassador Wu Xi has been China's Ambassador to New Zealand since 2018. She has previously served in Iraq and Australia and was most...