New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern talks trade and Huawei on whirlwind trip to China

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for the two countries to ‘hold on to the principle of mutual trust and mutual benefits’ in meeting
  • Ardern and Premier Li Keqiang witness signing of cooperation agreements in agriculture, finance, science and tech and discuss upgrade of free-trade deal
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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 on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s trip will focus on economic ties, but she will also address sensitive issues such as Beijing’s treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang. Photo: AP

Trade and Xinjiang on the agenda for New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern in China

  • Prime minister will meet President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang as she looks to repair rough patches in the relationship – especially over Huawei
  • An upgrade to the nations’ free-trade deal will also be discussed, along with combating climate change
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s trip will focus on economic ties, but she will also address sensitive issues such as Beijing’s treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang. Photo: AP
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