Insight for Sunday 6 January 2013
As China's economic and military power grows, the United States is again focusing its attentions on the Asia-Pacific region, both militarily and in trade.
An arm wrestle between the two powers for influence in the region is underway.
Radio New Zealand’s Economics Correspondent, Nigel Stirling, asks what it means for New Zealand. Can this country keep its historical ties with Washington without jeopardising its increasingly important economic relationship with China?