: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and NZ Foreign Minister Winston Peters at the East Asian Foreign Ministers' summit in Singapore on August 5. The pair are expected to meet again in Washington in a fortnight.

Peters off to Washington

Within days of New Zealand rejecting Chinese involvement in the new 5G mobile phone network, President Trump's Washington is preparing to welcome Foreign Minister Winston Peters.   Peters will be the most…
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: Canterbury University academic and China critic, Anne Marie Brady.

Peter suggests China spies on Kiwis

In an extraordinary radio interview yesterday, Foreign Minister Winston Peters suggested some New Zealanders were being spied on by foreign intelligence organisations and implied China was one.  The interv…
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: Prime Ministr Jacinda Ardern meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the East Asian summit in Singapore earlier this month. He did not confirm his invitation to visit Beijing issued last year.

Ardern faces some hard choices

Confirmation on Friday that China’s President, Xi Jinping, could not meet Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday fortnight was not unexpected. Though a meeting in either October or December had been plan…
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: Trade Minister David Parker and the Prime Minister being briefed by officials during the talks with the Chilean President and his delegation yesterday.

Caught in the middle

The Prime Minister and her Foreign and Trade Ministers were yesterday putting a brave face on the outcome of the APEC summit in Port Moresby. But its failure, for the first time since the first meeting in C…
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