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Jacinda Ardern on the complicated, important NZ-China relationship

Oliver Lewis
Mon, 01 Aug 2022

Jacinda Ardern on the complicated, important NZ-China relationship
Chinese ambassador to NZ, Wang Xiaolong, speaks at the China Business Summit in Auckland. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Oliver Lewis
Mon, 01 Aug 2022
Speculation about cooling relations between China and New Zealand seems overstated based on speeches from prime minister Jacinda Ardern and the Chinese ambassador. Both were in attendance at the eighth China Business Summit in Auckland on Monday, an event held in the wake of significant foreign policy speeches and statements by Ardern at the White House, to NATO and in Australia.Her comments alongside United States President Joe Biden earned a rebuke from China, which last week warned of potential consequences if US house of representative...

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