New Zealand defense forces warn of rising threat from China in Indo-Pacific

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New Zealand’s defense forces warned on Wednesday of the security threat from an increasingly powerful China as it assertively pursues its interests in the Indo-Pacific region. Growing strategic competition between China, which is New Zealand’s biggest trading partner, the United States and other powers will also boost potential for confrontation and conflict in the region,… Continue reading New Zealand defense forces warn of rising threat from China in Indo-Pacific

New Zealand police kill ‘extremist’ inspired by Islamic State – PM

New Zealand police on Friday, September 3, shot and killed a “violent extremist” who was known to the police, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, after he stabbed and wounded at least six people in a supermarket in the city of Auckland. “A violent extremist undertook a terrorist attack on innocent New Zealanders,” Ardern told a… Continue reading New Zealand police kill ‘extremist’ inspired by Islamic State – PM

France, South Pacific nations will join forces to tackle ‘predatory’ fishing as China’s reach expands

As China widens its marine reach, French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday that France and South Pacific nations will establish a South Pacific coastguard network to combat “predatory” behavior, which an aide claimed was aimed at illicit fishing. To offset China’s influence, the US and its allies, notably France, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand,… Continue reading France, South Pacific nations will join forces to tackle ‘predatory’ fishing as China’s reach expands