China-NZ FTA upgrade looks safe despite tensions

China-NZ FTA upgrade looks safe despite tensions
Pattrick Smellie
Comments provided to BusinessDesk by the Chinese ambassador to New Zealand, Wu Xi, suggest the upgrade of the free trade agreement between the two countries remains on track despite recent tensions caused by the enactment of draconian new national security laws in Hong Kong. NZ last month withdrew from its extradition treaty with Hong Kong because of the new law, which international human rights groups and the United Nations have described as a charter for suppressing freedom of expression, and which has been imposed on the city-state from t...

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