New Zealand’s parties campaigning in the general election should inform voters about their foreign policy positions ranging from China to trade.
Revised strategy says NZ – Aotearoa – is no longer ‘protected by its remoteness’, with this wake up call pointing out the strategic environment is not benign.
Neither spends anywhere near the 0.7 per cent of gross national income on development assistance recommended by the United Nations.
New Zealand can either act as a genuine intermediary in negotiations with China about what a new, stable global order might look like. Or it can make a stand with like-minded countries, says Alexander Gillespie.
New Zealand should strongly support China becoming more transparent and improving its credibility on human rights, says Alexander Gillespie.