Political Roundup: China’s ‘magic weapons’ in NZ – NZ Herald

Political Roundup: China’s ‘magic weapons’ in NZ – NZ Herald

In a tumultuous year in politics, it’s been easy to overlook important and controversial arguments about Chinese Government influence in this country. A number of stories and reports have been published that require much greater attention, debate and scrutiny.

At one level, media coverage of Chinese Government influence in New Zealand has increased significantly over the last four months. There have been reports about National MP Jian Yang, the Government’s increased efforts in diplomacy and trade with China, and the academic research of the University of Canterbury’s Prof Anne-Marie Brady. But there are also many who are less comfortable or willing for debate about this issue to occur.

By NZ Herald

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