Bill English meets with Chinese Premier

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New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English held his first official meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Wellington today.
Mr Li is the second-ranked member of the Chinese government, after President Xi Jinping.
He arrived in New Zealand on Sunday night, following a five-day stay in Australia.
It is his first trip to New Zealand as China’s Premier, having previously visited in 2009 as Vice Premier.
The Prime Minister, Bill English, who had a private dinner with Mr Li on Sunday night, said it was an important opportunity to strengthen trade between the two countries.
China was New Zealand’s second-largest trading partner, with two-way trade reaching a new all-time high of $23 billion in 2016.
Mr English said he wanted to progress talks on expanding their eight-year-old free trade deal.

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  1. That’s good that they met again but a lot of people don’t realise that New Zealand and a lot of different countries like the U.S are using China. Do you realise that a lot of products here you see in the shops sometimes have ‘Made in China’ imprinted on the product? Well that’s because China works real hard to get money but they set the labour price low. Also that’s why right now China is VERY polluted.

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