21 Jul 2021

NZ officials meet with Chinese Embassy as tensions escalate

From Checkpoint, 5:06 pm on 21 July 2021

New Zealand officials have met with the Chinese Embassy amid escalating tensions between the two countries.

The government this week issued a charged statement, in line with the United States and others, accusing China of state-sponsored cyber-attacks.

It prompted a fierce retort from the embassy, and fears of potential trade retaliation.

Here's our deputy political editor Craig McCulloch.