Chinese President Xi Jinping and New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shake hands before a meeting in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters Chinese President Xi Jinping and New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shake hands before a meeting in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters
Chinese President Xi Jinping and New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shake hands before a meeting in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters

New Zealand’s bid to find middle ground between Western allies and China not lost on Beijing: experts

  • Beijing condemned the New Zealand parliament’s motion about abuses in Xinjiang but the removal of the term ‘genocide’ was well-noted
  • Analysts say China realises there’s a difference between Wellington’s position and the stance taken by other members of the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence-sharing alliance

Topic |   China-New Zealand relations
Chinese President Xi Jinping and New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shake hands before a meeting in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters Chinese President Xi Jinping and New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shake hands before a meeting in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters
Chinese President Xi Jinping and New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shake hands before a meeting in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters
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