New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to meet China’s President Xi Jinping on Monday in Beijing. Photo: Bloomberg
Nicolas Groffman
Opinion

Opinion

Nicolas Groffman

How spies help New Zealand stay friendly with China

  • Nicolas Groffman writes that most people outside New Zealand are unaware of the high professionalism of its security, intelligence and espionage services
  • Its spies have helped it engage with China more energetically and efficiently than almost any other non-Asian country

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to meet China’s President Xi Jinping on Monday in Beijing. Photo: Bloomberg
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Andrew Little, the New Zealand government minister responsible for the intelligence services, says he is allowing spy agencies to carry out “intrusive” activities following the Christchurch mosque shootings. Photo: New Zealand Herald / Mark Mitchell

New Zealand approves ‘intrusive’ spy operations after mosque attacks, as questions swirl about how shooter evaded attention

  • Minister Andrew Little says he has approved an undisclosed number of surveillance warrants since the attacks that claimed 50 lives
Topic |   New Zealand shooting

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Andrew Little, the New Zealand government minister responsible for the intelligence services, says he is allowing spy agencies to carry out “intrusive” activities following the Christchurch mosque shootings. Photo: New Zealand Herald / Mark Mitchell
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