National Party leader Simon Bridges. Photo: New Zealand Herald

New Zealand MP Simon Bridges defends Beijing visit, interview with Chinese state media as criticism mounts

  • Leader of the opposition National Party has been criticised at home for ‘looking overly sycophantic’ in praising the Communist Party
  • He met Politburo member Guo Shengkun, whose current responsibilities include law order
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National Party leader Simon Bridges. Photo: New Zealand Herald
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John Power

John Power

John Power joined the Post in 2018 after nearly a decade as a journalist in the Asia region. He is a reporter for Asia Desk and This Week in Asia, with a special focus on Korean affairs.