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.
Just as well the magi didn’t face tariffs at the border 2018 will not go down in history as a good year for trade. While [read more…]
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 huge RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership)* trade deal is one way that New Zealand can offset the economic fallout of the trade war that is developing between the United States and China.