New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta. Photo: EPA New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta. Photo: EPA
New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta. Photo: EPA

Australia and New Zealand play down differences over China and the ‘Five Eyes’

  • Foreign ministers Marise Payne and Nanaia Mahuta stress ‘common values’, as Wellington reiterates hesitancy over using intelligence alliance to confront Beijing on human rights
  • Australia’s ties with China have nosedived since its call for a probe into the origins of the coronavirus. New Zealand recently upgraded its free-trade pact with Beijing

Topic |   China-Australia relations
New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta. Photo: EPA New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta. Photo: EPA
New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta. Photo: EPA
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