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Open newsletter – february 23, 2022

ASIA A divide is emerging between how the Asia Pacific region has responded to the Omicron wave of COVID-19, and how North American and Western European countries have responded. East Asia Forum, Jeremy Youde: Asia’s cautious approach to Omicron AUSTRALIA One of the former Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade officials involved with a new […]

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Daily news – February 9, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Brookings, East Asia Forum, Global Times, Key4Biz, Reuters, RFE RL, The Jamestown Foundation, ThinkChina, US Department of State  AFRICA The criticality of climate finance for Africa. Amar Bhattacharya, Brookings: Climate finance will be critical for enabling Africa to adapt to the growing impacts of climate change and to ensure that its […]

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New Zealand’s bipartisan housing reforms offer a model to other countries (Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy, Brookings)

Over the past decade, many cities around the world have experienced a significant rise in housing costs, and the large cities of New Zealand are no exception. The small nation’s median house price rose by approximately 130% between 2011 and 2021, far outpacing household income growth and eroding housing affordability. New Zealand’s bipartisan housing reforms offer a […]

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New Zealand: No longer Australia’s Pacific security partner? (Robert Ayson, The Interpreter)

The prophecy was delivered in 2014. “It is likely that over the next ten years,” Wellington’s Defence Assessment foretold, “New Zealand will deploy military and other assets in support of a Pacific Islands Forum member in crisis beyond standard disaster response support.” In 2021 that crisis has come to pass in the current troubles in Solomon Islands. […]

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NZ has mature ties with China that allow for disagreement: PM (Wang Miao, Global Times)

New Zealand now has “mature” ties with China that allow for disagreement, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said during a TV interview on Sunday. One day before the opening of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week which Ardern considers as one of the most important international events hosted by New Zealand in decades, […]

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New Zealand – New Zealand working on a consumer data right regulatory regime (Asha Barbaschow, ZD Net)

The New Zealand government will be establishing a consumer data right (CDR) framework for the nation as part of hopes to put consumers “in the driver’s seat” when it comes to how their personal information is used by third parties. New Zealand working on a consumer data right regulatory regime | ZDNet

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New Zealand – Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand (CFR)

Speaker The Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister, New Zealand Presider Richard N. Haass President, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, The World: A Brief Introduction; @RichardHaass Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discusses the future of New Zealand’s foreign policy and lessons learned from the country’s response to COVID-19 and reopening. This meeting kicks off the 2021 Virtual National […]

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New Zealand – New Zealand to apologize for ‘racist’ historic police raids (Al Arabiya)

(File photo) Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday she will offer a formal apology to New Zealand’s Pacific community over “demeaning” police raids that targeted them in the 1970s. Ardern said the notorious “dawn raids” were carried out by police and immigration officials seeking to identify and deport visa overstayers. In addition, she said Pacific islanders […]

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New Zealand – Is macroprudential policy fair game in New Zealand’s struggle with house prices? (East Asia Forum)

Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy, University of Auckland Is macroprudential policy fair game in New Zealand’s struggle with house prices? (eastasiaforum.org)

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New Zealand/China – A new era for New Zealand–China relations? (East Asia Forum)

Jason Young, Victoria University of Wellington A new era for New Zealand–China relations? | East Asia Forum

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Australia/China/New Zealand – Closing Australia’s China policy gaps, while contrasting with New Zealand (The Strategist)

Michael Shoebridge The big positive from the federal government cancelling Beijing’s two Belt and Road Initiative agreements with the Victorian government is that Australia is getting coherent policy nationally. That national policy is centred on not wanting to help the Chinese Communist Party create a China-centred global economy, whether through the BRI or Xi Jinping’s ‘dual circulation’ […]

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(New Zealand) Why is the New Zealand government telling its central bank to focus on rising house prices? (Brookings)

Tyler Powell and David Wessel New Zealand is a small economy, but it is a trend setter of sorts in central banking.