A BREXIT win could be on the cards as New Zealand's former minister of defence touted a Five Eyes trade deal between the UK, US, Canada and Australia. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison reportedly agreed on broad terms of a free trade agreement over dinner in Number 10 last night in what will be a major deal for Brexit Britain.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand is fawned over worldwide for her empathetic manner.But increasingly, her actions stink.From the moment she entered office in 2017, the international coverage of Jacinda Ardern has been nothing short of slavering.Ardern is a female political leader at a time when sections of the press still talk about this like women politicians are unicorns.
The Five Eyes alliance is an intelligence-sharing arrangement between five English-speaking democracies: the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.It evolved during the Cold War as a mechanism for monitoring the Soviet Union and sharing classified intelligence.It is often described as the world's most successful intelligence alliance.
New Zealand's prime minister says it "cannot" agree with China on some issues in push-back at allegations of prioritising economic links New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern said Monday that differences between her country and China are becoming “harder to reconcile” after her government faced accusations it was being too soft on Beijing.
China has used its economic influence in New Zealand to drive a wedge between New Zealand and other members of a crucial, U.S.-led intelligence-sharing network, some Western officials fear.“There is an enormous amount of tension and disconnect between New Zealand's political and security interests, on the one hand, and its overreliance on the Chinese market for its agricultural exports on the other,” Center for Strategic and International Studies senior fellow Gregory Poling said.
New Zealand officials have played down concerns the intelligence sharing alliance is at risk over differing approaches to China New Zealand has criticised as “ill-informed” suggestions that the "Five Eyes" alliance is at risk amid fears over Beijing's influence.Earlier this week, New Zealand said it was "uncomfortable" with letting the so-called Five Eyes intelligence alliance - which includes New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US and Britain - dictate its dealings with China.
Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand prime minister from the centre-left Labour party, has offended devotees of the Anglosphere by indicating she is not prepared to take her country into the kind of trade war with China that Australia has found itself facing.Asserting her country’s sovereignty has potentially deep implications for the “Five Eyes” alliance, the intelligence sharing partnership that emerged after the second world war and blossomed in the cold war.
(Bloomberg) -- A polite disagreement between Pacific Ocean neighbors on Thursday showed a fissure among U.S. allies over China, underscoring the difficulties Joe Biden faces in forging a common front against Beijing.New Zealand distanced itself from Australia, a partner in the Five Eyes along with the U.S., U.K. and Canada, over whether the intelligence-sharing pact should admonish China on its human-rights record.
New Zealand could be expelled from Five Eyes for prioritising trade with China over our security Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s tiresomely woke prime minister, often complains that one of the biggest challenges her country faces in promoting its interests overseas is that, owing to its remote geographical location, it sometimes finds itself left off maps of the world.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand expressed support for its Five Eyes alliance with Australia, Britain, Canada and the United States, calling it a “vital security and intelligence partnership”, a day after saying it didn’t support broadening the group’s role.
New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta’s new speech on her country’s relationship with China attracted international attention, much of which centered on her statement that New Zealand is “uncomfortable” with the idea of criticizing China under the auspices of the Five Eyes.“New Zealand has been very clear … not to invoke the Five Eyes as the first point of contact on messaging out on a range of issues that really exist outside of the remit of the Five Eyes,” Mahuta told the New Zealand China Council.
South Pacific nation puts itself at odds with UK and others in intelligence-sharing network by pursuing closer ties to the Communist state New Zealand has broken with its “Five Eyes” intelligence partners, including the UK, as it pursues a closer alliance with China, its largest trading partner.
The foreign minister also says New Zealand is ‘uncomfortable’ with expanding the remit of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing group.Nanaia Mahuta told the government-funded New Zealand China Council that Wellington wanted to chart its own course in dealings with China [File: Dave Lintott/AFP] New Zealand will not let the United States-led Five Eyes alliance dictate its dealings with China, the Pacific nation’s foreign minister said on Monday, adding that Wellington is “uncomfortable” with expanding the remit of the intelligence grouping, which also includes the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
(Bloomberg) -- New Zealand is opposed to the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance’s moves to broaden its remit and take positions on issues such as China’s human rights record, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said.“We have raised with Five Eyes partners that we are uncomfortable with expanding the remit of the Five Eyes relationship,” Mahuta told reporters Monday in Wellington.
(Reuters) - New Zealand said it is "uncomfortable" with expanding the role of the Five Eyes, a post-war intelligence grouping which also includes the United States, Britain, Australia and Canada, recently criticised by China.China is New Zealand's largest trading partner, and Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta said in a speech that New Zealand sought a predictable diplomatic relationship.
LONDON (Reuters) - The intelligence sharing alliance known as Five Eyes should forge ties with Greenland to boost supplies of critical minerals and cut dependence on China, a think tank said on Thursday.