And now, Chinese tourists are cancelling

A semi-official Chinese newspaper is claiming that Chinese tourists are now cancelling plans to travel to New Zealand because of the country’s decision to ban Huawei from participating in Spark’s 5G netw…
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: Wu Xi, China's Ambassador to New Zealand

Ardern takes the lead on China

The Prime Minister appeared yesterday to deliver a subtle message to Foreign Minister Winston Peters telling him, she, not him, ran foreign policy. This contrasts with her admission last year that she had n…
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: Australian Foreign Minister, Marise Payne, with NZ Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, in Auckland on Saturday.

Why was the AirNZ plane turned back?

Was the decision by China to turn back the Air New Zealand flight to Shanghai the first visible evidence of China’s anger at New Zealand’s ban on Huawei? That was the question that the foreign affairs c…
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: 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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