26 May 2022

China flexing its muscle in the Pacific

From Midday Report, 12:16 pm on 26 May 2022

With leaked documents showing China is seeking a region-wide policing and security deal with 10 Pacific countries, the prime minister Jacinda Ardern is urging a unified response.

The issue of Chinese aggression in the Pacific was on the agenda when the prime minister met with American politicians in Washington this morning.

Professor Anne-Marie Brady, an expert on the China and the Chinese Communist Party at Canterbury University, spoke to Max Towle.