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Jacinda Ardern hardens stance on China saying differences are 'harder to reconcile'

Telegraph, 03 May 2021
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New Zealand's prime minister took a tougher stance on China's human rights record by saying it was getting harder to reconcile differences as China's role in the world grows.

In her speech to the China Business Summit on Monday, Ms Ardern said New Zealand has raised "grave" concerns with China on human rights issues, including the situation of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region and people who live in Hong Kong.

Ardern in past speeches has often avoided direct criticism of China.

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