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Premier Li visits New Zealand as two countries to expand trade, exchanges

2024-06-14 09:19:02       source:Global Times

June 13, 2024

China-New Zealand cooperation has set a model of mutual benefit and win-win cooperation between countries with different social systems, historical cultures, and stages of development, Chinese Premier Li Qiang said during his visit to New Zealand on Thursday, adding that the respective development of China and New Zealand is an opportunity for each other rather than a challenge. 

Observers said China-New Zealand ties are a "model" of relations between China and Western countries. They said Li's visit highlights the fact that China is willing to retain friendly ties with Western countries if they seek pragmatic cooperation and hold on to strategic autonomy. 

Li arrived in New Zealand on Thursday for an official visit, the first leg of his three-nation tour from June 13 to 20.

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