National: On the fence about Beijing, not getting same info as Govt

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 10 Dec 2021, 8:02AM
Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai. (Photo / NZ Herald)

National: On the fence about Beijing, not getting same info as Govt

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 10 Dec 2021, 8:02AM

The National Party's on the fence about the Beijing Winter Olympics, because it isn't privy to the same information as the Government. 

Canada has joined the United States and Australia in imposing a diplomatic boycott of the event, citing China’s human rights record. 

In this country, Sports Minister Grant Robertson says we're not sending ministers or diplomats because of Covid-19 but Trade Minister Damien O'Connor says it's a boycott. 

National's trade and export growth spokesperson, Todd McClay, told Tim Dower the party doesn't get the same advice as the Government. 

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