Hedging or Balancing? Australia and New Zealand's Differing China Strategies

The Diplomat
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The closeness of the Trans-Tasman relationship, from the ANZAC tradition to a common heritage, has long been “characterized by shared perceptions on most issues of mutual concern.” While the United States remains the ally and security protector of both Australia and New Zealand, China, currently, is their top trading partner and they both enjoy a trade surplus with China. Despite these commonalities, Australia and New Zealand have recently recalibrated their policy toward China — but in different directions and with different results.
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