Thursday, March 20, 2014

China and the quid pro quo

Published in today's DomPost and worth reading. A highly readable look into what's happening in China and why NZ stands to profit. This resonated with me after our recent Asian trip and tour around Shenzhen which has grown into a massive city in just 30 years. Our guide, a young Chinese father of one (about to be two at a price) spoke glowingly about NZ. The following is a more formal expression of why:

 It must be easy for New Zealanders to take for granted the very many advantages your small country has. The beauty of the landscape, the clean air, the easy access to fresh water. If you have always lived here, these things might seem pretty ordinary. But they are not at all ordinary, and nor is the stability of your political system and the easy way you do business.


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