New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says trade won’t trump China rights concerns

//New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says trade won’t trump China rights concerns

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says trade won’t trump China rights concerns

New Zealand will not shy away from criticising China’s human rights record to protect its lucrative trade relationship with Beijing, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said in an interview.Ardern’s government is accused of going easy on China’s much-questioned humanitarian record, prompting some commentators to label Wellington a “weak link” in the US-led Five Eyes security alliance.But the New Zealand leader rejected suggestions that economic ties with her country’s largest trading partner were…

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