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Chinese VP thanks New Zealand for hospitality

Chinese VP thanks New Zealand for hospitality
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Beijing, China July 8 NZPA - Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping was quick to thank New Zealand for its hospitality when he visited last month despite a protest by Green Party co-leader Russel Norman.

Key wants to double China trade in five years

Key wants to double China trade in five years
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Beijing, July 7 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key wants to double New Zealand's two-way trade with China over the next five years.

Key becomes the Minister of Pizza

Key becomes the Minister of Pizza
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Beijing, July 7 NZPA - It was all cheese after Prime Minister John Key arrived in China and headed straight to open a pizza shop and launch a documentary.

Key to express regret to Chinese V-P over protest

Key to express regret to Chinese V-P over protest
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Seoul, July 7 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key said he would not apologise to Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping when they meet later today, but would express regret over the protest by Green Party co-leader Russel Norman when Mr Xi was in New Zealand.

`It wasn't my fault' says Green's co-leader

`It wasn't my fault' says Green's co-leader
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - Green Party co-leader Russel Norman has been told off by Speaker Lockwood Smith for getting in the way of a Chinese delegation on its way into Parliament, but he says it wasn't his fault.

Speaker sets rules for MP protests

Speaker sets rules for MP protests
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Parliament's Speaker, Lockwood Smith, has set some rules for MPs who want to demonstrate on the forecourt following the scuffle involving Green's co-leader Russel Norman when Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping visited last month.

Green co-leader calls for local powers to have priority

Green co-leader calls for local powers to have priority
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Local security should be in charge when foreign dignitaries visit New Zealand, Green co-leader Russel Norman says.

Visitor's dignity should be protected - English

Visitor's dignity should be protected - English
By Maggie Tait and Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Visiting leaders should not be put in a position where their dignity was at risk, Acting Prime Minister Bill English says.

Security to be reviewed after scuffle outside Parliament

Security to be reviewed after scuffle outside Parliament
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Parliament's security is likely to be tightened after the scuffle on Friday when Chinese vice-president Xi Jinping arrived.

Key denies making `degrading' apology

Key denies making `degrading' apology
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, June 21 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has rejected accusations he made a "degrading" apology to a Chinese delegation for the scuffle outside Parliament on Friday involving Green Party co-leader Russel Norman.

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