NZ to scrutinise its Pacific aid programme

The New Zealand government is seeking submission on the effectiveness of aid program to the Pacific, and people from the region are welcome to have their say.The New Zealand Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (DEFAT) Committee-led inquiry is focused on understanding, comparing, evaluating, investigating, building and considering its aid programs in the Pacific.

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New Zealand PM Ardern says to discuss Huawei decision in China visit

BEIJING/WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she hoped to have a dialogue with Beijing about New Zealand’s intelligence agency’s decision to reject a bid by Chinese telecom giant Huawei to build a 5G mobile network.
Ardern is on a one-day visit to China and is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Premier Li Keqiang later on Monday.

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