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Trans-Tasman PMs reject divisions over China

Paul McBeth
Mon, 31 May 2021

The trans-Tasman PMs talked up the closeness of the Anzac family (Credit: Getty Images)
Paul McBeth
Mon, 31 May 2021
The prime ministers of New Zealand and Australia rejected assertions of a division over their respective relationships with China. Speaking after their annual meeting in Queenstown, both leaders pushed back against pointed questions suggesting NZ is a soft touch when it comes to China and at risk of being downgraded in the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence alliance with the UK, US, Canada and Australia.Australian prime minister Scott Morrison told reporters neither nation will ever sell its sovereignty or values, while Jacinda Ardern pu...

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