18 Nov 2022

NZ China Trade Council on PM's meeting with Jinping

From Morning Report, 6:41 am on 18 November 2022

It's not every day that our Prime Minister meets with the Chinese President, but today is one of those days.

Jacinda Ardern last spoke in-person to Xi Jinping in 2019 on a visit to Beijing, and today the two leaders are meeting ahead of the APEC summit in Bangkok.

Ardern says she won't shy away from having a frank conversation about spaces of disagreement, despite China being New Zealand's biggest trading partner.

New Zealand China Trade Council chair John Mckinnon spoke to Māni Dunlop.