The last year has been something of a roller-coaster ride for the relationship between New Zealand and China. Against a background of great power rivalry and geo-political tension, points of difference between the two countries have emerged to test the resilience of the “comprehensive strategic partnership” which was agreed back in November 2014.
21 APEC economies gather this week in Papua New Guinea but overhanging the Asia-Pacific meeting is the spectre of trade war and rising protectionism.
The China dream of a prosperous and integrated economy is set against the challenging backdrop of a trade war, the opposite of peace.
The Government’s announcement of outcomes from the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang including the commencement to upgrade the NZ/China FTA. https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/china-fta-upgrade-talks-begin-next-month
The Chinese stock-market dive, the impact of fluctuating commodity prices, a report on the sources of increasing foreign direct investment, a rancorous public debate on [read more…]