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
Topic |   New Zealand

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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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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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