John Key bows to the Butchers of Beijing.
From the Communist Party of China International Department website
WELLINGTON, Feb. 17 — New Zealand Prime Minister John Key met with the CPC delegation led by Minister Wang Jiarui of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee today at the Parliament House in the capital city of Wellington.
Key said the National Party government of New Zealand places high premium on its relations with China an important one which he hoped could be elevated further with the implementation of the FTA between the two countries. New Zealand will continue to be committed to the one-China policy, Key said, adding that he is looking forward to visiting China in April to exchange views with the Chinese side on issues like how to jointly cope with the financial crisis.
Wang Jiarui spoke positively about the relations between China and New Zealand and the friendship between the CPC and the National Party. He commended the consistent support of New Zealand for the one-China policy and called on the New Zealand side to give full respect and consideration to China’s concerns of its fundamental interests promote all-round development of the bilateral relations.
During his visit in New Zealand, Wang also met with Lockwood Smith, speaker of the Parliament, Bill English, deputy prime minister and minister of finance, Murray McCully, minister of foreign affairs, Pansy Wong, minister for ethnic affairs and minister for women’s affairs, Judy Kirk, president of the National Party, Phil Goff, leader of the Labour Party in opposition and former Prime Minister Helen Clark.
The CPC delegation arrived in Auckland yesterday for a 3-day visit in New Zealand at the invitation of the National Party.