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New Zealand slams China's treatment of Uyghurs, stops short of calling it genocide

New Zealand's parliament unanimously voted to name China's treatment of the Uyghur people in Xinjiang province as severe human rights abuses on Wednesday, but shied away from the term genocide...

New Zealand leader Ardern takes tougher stance on China

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took a tougher stance on China's human rights record Monday by saying it was getting harder to reconcile differences as China's...

New Zealand's Ardern says differences with China becoming harder to reconcile

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday (May 3) that differences between New Zealand and China are becoming harder to reconcile as Beijing's role in the world grows and changes. ...

New Zealand says Five Eyes security alliance remains strong

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand said Thursday it continues to have a close and productive relationship with the U.S. and other security allies, despite resisting speaking out in unison with...

Australia says it cancelled state deals on China’s Belt and Road over ‘national interest’

Australia said a decision to cancel two deals between Victoria state and China on the Belt and Road Initiative was about ensuring consistency in foreign relations and was not aimed at any country. ...

US Strategic Competition Act calls for toughening Taiwan's defenses against Chinese invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill designed to counter China's aggressive actions in many areas, includes sections calling for the deepening of U.S.-Taiwan ties and strengthening Taiwan's def...

Australia to build guided missiles to boost defense capacity

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia announced Wednesday it would begin building its own guided missiles in close collaboration with the U.S. as it seeks to boost its defense capabilities. ...

Australia to boost defense with local missile production

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed a plan on Wednesday to manufacture guided missiles within Australia. Morrison announced a fast-tracked initiative to set up a $1 billion Australian d...

Australia lists neo-Nazi Sonnenkrieg Division as terrorists

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Monday made the neo-Nazi group Sonnenkrieg Division, also known as SKD, the only right-wing outfit designated by the government to be a terrorist organization. ...

Can the UK's post-Brexit strategy for the Indo-Pacific succeed?

The United Kingdom is in the process of reestablishing its place in the world outside of the European Union, and a so-called Integrated Review of foreign policy, defense, security and development is u...

Australian prime minister says he invited Biden Down Under

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said he invited President Joe Biden to visit in September during a “very warm and engaging" phone call between the two leaders on Thursday. ...

US preparing new sanctions on Chinese officials over Hong Kong crackdown: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to impose sanctions on at least a dozen Chinese officials over their alleged role in Beijing’s disqualification of elected opposition legisl...

New Zealand's Mahuta brings new outlook to foreign affairs

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Diplomats like to remain neutral but Nanaia Mahuta let the veil slip a little when a winner was declared in the U.S. election by tweeting a smiley-face emoji. ...

China says 'Five Eyes' should face reality on Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday rejected the latest attack on its Hong Kong policy by the U.S. and several of its allies, saying they “should face up to the reality” that the former British colony ha...

Japan, UK to sign first post-Brexit bilateral trade deal

Japan and the United Kingdom are scheduled to sign a bilateral free trade agreement on Friday, the UK's first major trade deal as an independent trading country. The UK-Japan Comprehensive Econom...