Some commentators have labelled New Zealand a ‘weak link’ in the Five Eyes alliance. Photo: dpa
Some commentators have labelled New Zealand a ‘weak link’ in the Five Eyes alliance. Photo: dpa

New Zealand’s PM Ardern says trade with China won’t trump rights concerns

  • Her government has been accused of going easy on Beijing, with some commentators labelling Wellington a ‘weak link’ in the Five Eyes alliance
  • Unlike Australia, which China has hit with sanctions over its outspoken stance on issues like Hong Kong and Xinjiang, New Zealand has not faced retaliation

Topic |   China-New Zealand relations
Some commentators have labelled New Zealand a ‘weak link’ in the Five Eyes alliance. Photo: dpa
Some commentators have labelled New Zealand a ‘weak link’ in the Five Eyes alliance. Photo: dpa
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