NZ should say no thanks to Aukus: Don Brash

NZ should say no thanks to Aukus: Don Brash
Don Brash says NZ should not abandon new friends in Asia. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Dileepa Fonseka
A former National party leader says New Zealand should resist the urge to choose between the United States and China and should not join pillar two of Aukus.Don Brash, a former politician and now the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) chair, said the US was putting pressure on NZ to choose between them, even though key US officials had signalled in the past that NZ would not have to make such a choice.  “I have no doubt that the very substantial economic relationship between New Zealand and China has been of enormous bene...

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