New Zealand Wants A Mature Relationship With China, Foreign Minister Says

New Zealand Wants A Mature Relationship With China, Foreign Minister Says

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • According to New Zealand's foreign minister, it is critical to be consistent and predictable in its relations with China.
  • Nanaia Mahuta's remarks come after New Zealand's parliament declared human rights violations against Uyghurs in China's Xinjiang region.
  • New Zealand has significant trade ties with China and has long been held up as a model for relations with Western countries by Beijing.
  • Mahuta stated last month that she was hesitant to expand the role of the Five Eyes, a post-war intelligence grouping comprised of the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.
  • China has accused the Five Eyes of colluding in their statements on Hong Kong and the treatment of Uyghurs.

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