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 This file photo taken on Feb. 28, shows New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (right) and New Zealand's then-Minister of Maori Development and Local Government (left) Nanaia Mahuta. Ardern named an
This file photo taken on Feb. 28, shows New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (right) and New Zealand's then-Minister of Maori Development and Local Government (left) Nanaia Mahuta. Ardern named an `
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New Zealand wants a mature relationship with China, foreign minister says

Nanaia Mahuta's comments come after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said this week that differences with its top trading partner were getting harder to reconcile, and the country's parliament unanimously declared human rights abuses were taking place against Uyghur people in China's Xinjiang region, angering Beijing.

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