Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Foreign Affairs

How Brexit could damage NZ

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s  (MFAT) top trade negotiator yesterday warned of the dangers that Brexit posed to the New Zealand economy. At...

Winning the trade war

A Government working group has come back with a report which more or less vindicates the original critics of the Trans...

Finally, after seven years, the RCEP trade agreement including India is close

Hopes are high in Bangkok today that after seven years, there will be agreement on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

Ardern will test independent foreign policy at Bangkok summit

The cancellation of the APEC summit in Chile has now thrown the spotlight on the East Asia summit in Bangkok on Monday.

The real threat to the pacific

New Zealand will undoubtedly irritate its United States and Australian defence partners with a  new defence strategy for the Pacific to be...

Chinese Ambassador says reunification of motherland “inevitable”

China’s Ambassador to New Zealand, Wu Xi, in a special message to mark her country’s 70th anniversary of the coming to power of...

China Ambassador says differences in size need not stand in the way

The Chinese Ambassador writes about NZ-China relations on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party

Why NZ need not follow Australia on defence policy

In his recent speech at Victoria University of Wellington, Australian scholar and strategist Hugh White laid out his analysis of that country’s (and by...

Why our defence assumptions are wrong

Australian strategic studies academic, Hugh White last night, told a Wellington audience of foreign policy academics, officials from Government Ministries and diplomats that the...

Chinese Ambassador says don't interfere in Hong Kong

China's Ambassador to New Zealand, Wu Xi has warned New Zealand not to interfere over the Hong Kong protests. She made the comments in an exclusive...

Getting squeezed

The United States Secretary of Defence, Mark Esper, left the country yesterday with tensions between China and the US in East Asia rising and...

Embracing differences

The Prime Minister may say (as she did in Melbourne on Thursday)  that she and Winston Peters sing from the same song sheet on...

Hello China. How America is withdrawing from Asia.

Foreign Minister Winston Peters was pushing the case in Washington yesterday for a free trade agreement with the United States and in the process...

Peters makes the Beehive nervous

Foreign Minister Winston Peters will be in Washington next week and is scheduled to make a major speech to a think-tank there on the...

A climate of insecurity

One of the world's top climate change scientists os raising questions about New Zealand’s on billion trees programme to absorb greenhouse gas emissions. Professor Mark...

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