The Security Intelligence Service has investigated a Chinese national studying for a PhD in electronic engineering at an Auckland university over concerns his work could be used for sensitive military purposes. Sam Sachdeva and Teuila Fuatai report.
Back by popular demand, here's the 8 things that mattered in our political economy in the (short) week that was, along with Weekend Reads at bottom.
In today's email we caught up on the latest from in and around the Beehive.
In today's email we detailed the call by Winston Peters for an investigation into the background and activities of National list MP Jian Yang, we asked where to now for the WTO, and we reported from India about the boom and bust of our export education industry.
As an Australian senator has resigned over his links to China, some in New Zealand are pointing to a newly released document as highlighting concerns about the country’s influence here. But there is debate over the significance of China’s efforts, as Sam Sachdeva reports.
In today's email we looked into China's "more muscular approach" on the world stage and what it might mean for New Zealand.
In today's email we detail the reaction to the Newsroom/Financial Times joint investigation into National list MP Jian Yang.
A National Party MP who studied at an elite Chinese spy school before moving to New Zealand has attracted the interest of our Security Intelligence Service.
Cheryl Gwyn has not been afraid to ask tough questions of New Zealand's spy agencies in her role as the country's intelligence watchdog. In Newsroom's ongoing "watchdog" series, she speaks to Sam Sachdeva about her past as a student activist, the value of Edward Snowden's leaks, and the dangers of Donald Trump.
In today's email we look at the latest poll results, ask whether the Accommodation Supplement increase will simply be captured by landlords, discover that our intelligence service has concerns about Trump, and dig into the Point England housing debate.