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How China stifles free speech internationally

We in NZ need to be cognisant of these steps by China. Probably it is happening here and probably has been for longer than in the UK. 212 more words

Picture Perfect China: Jinjiang

Today’s post is another Picture Perfect China, showcasing the fantastic beauty of the country in which I currently reside! This one is of a very special place to me. 241 more words

Travel

RNZ Nine To Noon: Is Anne-Marie Brady being targetted?

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RNZ

The police have re-opened the investigation into the break-ins targetting a Christchurch academic, who has linked them to Chinese spies. Dr Anne-Marie Brady, who has published articles on China’s global influence, believes Beijing was behind a break-in at her home last month and at her office last last year.

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Is America Getting Ready To Rejoin The TPP?

The United States has thrown a spanner into the works of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the successor multilateral trade agreement to the once US-backed TPP. 18 more words

United States

A semi-official take on New Zealand and China

The New Zealand China Council was established by the government a few years ago.  It exists primarily as an advocacy body, using (mostly) taxpayer money… 4,236 more words

NZ Politics

adamsmith1922 reblogged this on The Inquiring Mind and commented:

An excellent and thoughtful piece. You make many good points. Broadly speaking I think there is a lot to question in our China relationship and in our US one as well. Much to think about.