New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: AP
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China, New Zealand must handle special relationship with care

  • In her flying visit, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made it clear Wellington’s links with Beijing are important and “we are committed to advancing ties”

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: AP
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Monday. Photo: AFP

Jacinda Ardern makes progress in China, but does Huawei have cause for optimism?

  • Prime minister says she explained New Zealand’s approach to Chinese tech firm and raised concerns over detention camps in Xinjiang during Beijing trip
  • Huawei NZ executive tells local media the firm is still optimistic it can take part in 5G upgrade and lays out measures to ease security concerns
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Monday. Photo: AFP
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