New Zealand’s relationship with China ‘maturing’ – Foreign Minister

July 23, 2021 RNZ 0 Comments

Earlier this week New Zealand joined the US, UK, the EU, Britain, Australia, Japan and Canada in blaming Beijing for sponsoring cybercriminal activity around the globe.

New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta told Morning Report the statement by GCSB Minister Andrew Little was not made lightly and was “based on strong evidence that he has seen”.

“And obviously we’re in the company of others of calling out this type of behaviour. What we want to see is a rules-based set of norms that will guide the way in which cyber activity is undertaken.

“Countries that we have free trade agreements with respect international rules and norms.”

She said New Zealand was “very clear in terms of our expectations of what a maturing relationship looks like, and we have continued to reiterate that while China’s significant relationship for us from a trade perspective, it is maturing”. Read More.

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