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New Zealand and China in a fractured world

Diplomacy International trade Human rights New Zealand China

The effort being put into trying to contain or counter China will be worse than wasted. Logically, it can’t be successful beyond the short term. And focussing on it will detract from the critically important challenge of seeking to influence China as it exercises increasing regional and global power. China is unlikely to be influenced by advice from countries which seem intent on seeking to contain its growth or restrict its role as a great power.

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