A way through cybersecurity controversies with the potential to first garner the support of all political parties in New Zealand, and then also international support from the United States, China, and other nations....
Typically in Asian cultures it is in the context of trusted relationships that business-doors are opened. Most in Aotearoa/New Zealand have not had much experience in building up relationships with Asians.
Economically, New Zealand's accumulated deficit is $180B and rising. Diplomatically/militarily, does it accept either Chinese or United States naval visits, or both? Or none? Is there a framework for resolving such problems?
Auckland University senior politics lecturer Jian Yang said, “China trusts New Zealand's perspective, which is believed to be unbiased and independent" and "now the Government has gained China's confidence, New Zealand must continue to encourage China to address emissions issues.’”
Now that it seems there are no major problems after all, so there is no need to change and there is no need for new ideas. Does anyone else agree it’s a pity that many seem to have flicked back to the same ways of thinking and acting which got us into a mess?
"To the extent that there is great cultural-cum-demographic diversity in Asia and New Zealanders are not Asians, we can be equidistant from the regional fault-lines and can help in the safer management of these fault-lines." (Ramesh Thakur - Time to Befriend the Asian Tigers). How might New Zealand start to get into this kind of work?