Former New Zealand prime minister Jenny Shipley, pictured here at an Apec conference in 1999, says she would “never think of getting into a public situation like this at such an important time for New Zealand’s relationship”. Photo: Reuters

Former New Zealand PM Jenny Shipley distances herself from controversial op-ed in Chinese state media

  • Jenny Shipley, premier from 1997 to 1999, said she did not write a commentary suggesting Wellington should ‘learn to listen to China’
  • The article, which ran in the People’s Daily, was constructed from an interview she did last December
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Former New Zealand prime minister Jenny Shipley, pictured here at an Apec conference in 1999, says she would “never think of getting into a public situation like this at such an important time for New Zealand’s relationship”. Photo: Reuters
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