International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
China – New Zealand Relations After the Cold War: Implications for New Zealand'S Foreign Policy


Since the Cold War, the China – New Zealand relations have made great progress. New Zealand’s multiple connections with China are more diverse than at any other time in the history. This article explores the relations between the two countries since the Cold War. In the context of the rise of China in the Asia-Pacific region, this examination is critical and has implications for New Zealand to pride itself on maintaining an independent foreign policy to protect its own sovereign interests while balancing economic security and maintaining a productive and respectful relationship with a great power like China.