21 Oct 2016

David Shearer says China urged him not meet democracy advocates

From Morning Report, 7:42 am on 21 October 2016

Labour MP David Shearer says he also came under Chinese pressure not to meet democracy campaigners visiting from Hong Kong. But unlike Bill English, who cancelled his meeting to avoid upsetting China, Mr Shearer went ahead with his meeting. RNZ political editor Jane Patterson looks at the dilemma the Government often finds itself in when dealing with people and issues the Chinese government would rather it shied away from.