Surprisingly, maybe, for a nation that prides itself on respect for human rights, New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta declined to affix in this Western condemnation of Beijing, saying “it felt uncomfortable” with increasing the alliance’s function by placing strain on China in this manner. Although New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has admitted its variations with China have gotten “harder to reconcile”, the nation nonetheless prefers to pursue its personal bilateral relations with Beijing.
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