Subscribe today - find out more
Why you should consider BusinessDesk
Opinion

Do we risk China going the way of Perfidious Albion?

Jenny Ruth
Mon, 12 Jul 2021

Twitter blocked NZ academic Anne-Marie Brady's account last week after she mocked China's president, Xi Jinping. (Image: Getty)
Jenny Ruth
Mon, 12 Jul 2021
I'm not ready to join the Anne-Marie Brady camp, but some recent statistics on relations between China and Downunder would give anyone pause.First, an international survey by the Pew Research Centre – so, therefore reputable – of attitudes toward China among the general populace found 67% of New Zealanders have an unfavourable view of China while 78% of Australians have a negative view.Given the extent of our unfavourables, it looks quite uncomfortable that in the 12 months ended May China was NZ's largest trading partner, t...

Use the information you’ve already given Google to create your subscription.

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Opinion
The hermit trading nation
Ian McCrae | Sat, 25 Sep 2021

The rest of the world is opening up, and NZ businesses' international customers are getting frustrated. 

Law & Regulation
Deloitte: Why consultants are moving into advertising
Daniel Dunkley | Sat, 25 Sep 2021

The glamorous advertising world looks set for a shake-up.

On the Money
On the Money: Judith Collins, Ardie Savea, NZ's most accessible business leaders, and more
Rebecca Stevenson | Sat, 25 Sep 2021

OTM this week: the parallels between Judith Collins' business and political careers, who are the most approachable business leaders in NZ, which company is holding fire to get personal? And more.

Sponsored
Demand driven change an easier route to carbon reduction

Taking a demand-driven approach to carbon reduction will naturally bring us into line with government targets.

Sponsored
Kiwi security technology leading the world

Businesses must take advantage of our home-grown, world-leading, internationally-valued cyber defence systems to manage risk.