Beyond Pacific

New Zealand, China, and the limits of friendship

Whatever the current state of New Zealand – China relations, writes editor Nicholas Dynon, Wellington would do well to stick to sinologists for understanding China and to diplomats for communicating about China. Media coverage of the […]

Chinese carrier
Beyond Pacific

New Zealand’s China Challenge

The key foreign policy test for the New Zealand government during the next two years, writes former Defence Minister Wayne Mapp, is whether New Zealand can maintain the balance of its relationships with China and […]

New Zealand Defence Strategic Policy Statement
Beyond Pacific

Defence Strategic Policy Statement released

The just-released Defence Strategic Policy Statement, writes editor Nicholas Dynon, is a stark rendering of the strategic environment, a front-footed articulation of where New Zealand stands, and a manifesto for strong investment in Defence. With […]