New Zealand and China are butting heads over Beijing's growing influence

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    • Countries in Asia and Oceania are increasingly concerned about China's growing influence in the region.
    • This month, New Zealand released a defense-strategy statement outlining the threats China poses to the international order.
    • New Zealand, like its neighbors, is also looking for ways to deploy hard power.

    China's growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region has made some of its neighbors uneasy, and many are making political and military efforts to counter what they see as a potential threat.

    An unofficial report from the Five Eyes intelligence partnership, made up of the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, recently warned about what it saw as "a concerted foreign interference campaign" from China against New Zealand.
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