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Trust in China takes a hit, US more warmly viewed by New Zealanders

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 22 Jun 2022

Trust in China takes a hit, US more warmly viewed by New Zealanders
Chinese ambitions in the Pacific have been to the fore in recent months. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 22 Jun 2022
An annual survey of New Zealanders’ attitudes towards Asia has found a sudden shift away from trusting China and a swing towards trusting the United States.The Asia-New Zealand Foundation’s annual survey of perceptions of Asia was taken last November, but a “mini-poll” was run in June to track any shifts in attitudes in the intervening seven months.During that time, Russia invaded Ukraine, the newly elected administration of US president Joe Biden embarked on a more muscular foreign policy approach to the simmering rival...

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