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Will New Zealand regret kowtowing to China?

29 June 2023

8:33 PM

29 June 2023

8:33 PM

New Zealand is reliant upon China, a country that makes up about a third of its export market. So, when the country’s prime minister, Chris Hipkins, visited Beijing this week, it is hardly a surprise that he avoided saying anything to offend his hosts.

The Global Times, China’s state-run tabloid, said New Zealand’s ‘proactive’ diplomacy and actions with respect to China set ‘an example for other western countries’. In

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