Allegations of Chinese interference in New Zealand politics have reared their head again, with suggestions the country is a “soft underbelly” for interference efforts. But one Kiwi expert suggests we need more evidence to back up the “hype” around the allegations.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has signalled her government will ramp up its engagement with China. Yet a conference designed to tout the benefits of doing business with Beijing also highlighted the obstacles, as Sam Sachdeva reports.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has expressed concerns about a break-in at the home of an academic investigating Chinese influence in New Zealand, saying she will “ask some questions” of officials.