Saturday, January 16, 2021

Foreign Affairs

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...

The crisis to come

Otago University’s prestigious annual Foreign Policy School over the weekend was all about President Trump even though his name was hardly mentioned. Top of the...

Peters to tell the US we want respect

Foreign Minister Winston Peters is off to the United States within the next three weeks to press New Zealand's case for a free trade...

How Ron Mark persuaded the Greens to support our defence forces

The Government’s $20 billion Defence Capability Plan unveiled yesterday is the biggest Defence procurement programme ever seen in New Zealand, but it is ultimately...

Part of the way with the USA

National announced yesterday that it would aggressively pursue a free trade agreement with the United States and almost immediately got shot down by one...

Will Hawke cast a shadow over the Australian election

The death of Australia's charismatic former Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, 89, raises the question as to whether his death will cast a shadow over...

Ardern in charge of China

The Prime Minister made it clear yesterday; that she runs foreign policy. She had been asked by Fran O’Sullivan,  the chair of the China...

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