Chinanews, May 7th, a comprehensive report, New Zealand Foreign Minister Mahuta said on the 7th that New Zealand hopes to establish a "more mature" relationship with China to ensure that both sides maintain "respect and consistency" on issues that both sides agree.
She had previously stated that New Zealand opposed the adoption of the "Five Eyes Alliance" and put pressure on China.
In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Mahuta stated that the New Zealand government hopes, “We must ensure that we express our approval of issues in a respectful, consistent and predictable manner, but also express issues that we do not agree with. This is both sides. Part of a mature relationship," Mahuta said.
Mahuta said in April that he opposed pressure on China through the "Five Eyes Alliance" and opposed the expansion of the "authorities" of the "Five Eyes Alliance."
She stated that relations between Singapore and China should be developed on the basis of mutual respect and mutual benefit.
The "Five Eyes Alliance" refers to an intelligence sharing alliance composed of five English-speaking countries, and its members include the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Earlier reports pointed out that although New Zealand is a member of the "Five Eyes Alliance", it has long adhered to a relatively independent foreign policy based on its own interests.
The British "Daily Telegraph" pointed out in an article entitled "New Zealand Opens "Five Eyes" and Develops Closer Relations with China" that New Zealand is trying to keep a distance from the "Five Eyes Alliance" in order to maintain and develop its relationship with China. trade relationship.
New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern also pointed out in his speech at the Auckland China Business Summit a few days ago that New Zealand-China relations are one of New Zealand's most important bilateral relations, and New Zealand adheres to the one-China policy.
At the same time, she also pointed out that the two countries still have differences on some issues and need to "efforts to effectively manage and control."
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a regular press conference on May 6 that China expressed appreciation for New Zealand’s leaders’ emphasis on developing relations with China and reiterated that New Zealand’s adherence to the one-China policy.
China and New Zealand are each other's important cooperative partners, and the relations and cooperation between the two countries have created many "firsts".
Wang Wenbin pointed out that the practice of China-New Zealand diplomatic relations over the past 49 years has proved that as long as we adhere to mutual respect, seeking common ground while shelving differences, treating each other as equals, and achieving win-win cooperation, bilateral relations should and can be fully developed.
China is willing to work with New Zealand to continue to carry forward the spirit of "striving for the first place", strengthen dialogue, deepen cooperation, eliminate interference, and promote greater development of the China-New Zealand comprehensive strategic partnership.