: Prime Ministr Jacinda Ardern meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the East Asian summit in Singapore last year --- she will have lunch with him today.

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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: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the 2nd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership summit (RCEP) on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore.  (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

There is more to Asia than China

The intrigue and speculation about the state of New Zealand’s relationship with China took another turn yesterday with the news that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s proposed trip there in four weeks is n…
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: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) and New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully attend a news conference after talks in Beijing, China, in October, 2016

McCully defends the China relationship

The former Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, has come out in defence of his Government’s relationship with China. McCully, who has said virtually nothing in public since he retired at the last election, s…
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