China syndrome

By Hamish McKenzie In Commentary

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24th July, 2010
Trade was top of the agenda for Prime Minister John Key in China last week; less politically palatable matters are unlikely to have merited a mention. But as Key met Premier Wen Jiabao and laid out his goal to double two-way trade with China within the next five years, the issue of 23-year-old Zhen Xiao, a Chinese national who in January allegedly murdered Auckland taxi driver Hiren Mohini and fled the country, would have been carefully avoided. New Zealand has shown its opposition to the death penalty in China by firmly stating no evidence against Xiao will be formally handed ...

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