2 Jul 2021

Sir John Key good friend of China's President Xi Jinping

From Morning Report, 7:26 am on 2 July 2021

Many political leaders in the West see China's President Xi Jinping as a dangerous dictator who has scrapped term limits allowing him to rule the world's most populous country for life.

But former New Zealand Prime Minister, Sir John Key, calls President Xi a friend - and says he is literally on the Chinese leader's Christmas card list.

Guyon Espiner interviewed Sir John for the new RNZ podcast Red Line.