Faced with an assertive China and a warring but isolationist United States, Asia is becoming more dangerous by the day. Thomas Coughlan talks to visiting American academic Zack Cooper about the security concerns in the region.
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has brushed off concerns about Chinese aid following a meeting with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, saying grants and loans from the Asian superpower are “all out in the open”.
The state of trans-Tasman relations has been a subject of hot debate in recent years. With Jacinda Ardern set to meet her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney, Sam Sachdeva looks at the possible points of pressure and progress when the two sit down.
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has outlined the Government's plans for a Pacific reset, warning New Zealand must not take its relationship with the region for granted as more countries compete for influence and create "strategic anxiety".
The Belt and Road Initiative is of significant interest to China when it comes to trade, but nuances of the initiative are yet to materialise, writes Sam Sachdeva
Concerns about Chinese investment in New Zealand are never far from the surface, but one Chinese bank operating here says we have much to gain - and could even benefit from stepping up our ties to a major Chinese initiative. Sam Sachdeva reports.
China's trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative is still in its early stages, but one expert says New Zealand shouldn't take too long to work out how we can benefit from the project. Sam Sachdeva reports.