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November 24, 2017 06:00 JST | China Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, in Auckland, New Zealand, with then New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English in March
Nothing highlights the pulling power of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) better than the fact New Zealand ranks among its earliest participants.
Nine thousand kilometers away from China and a member of the U.S.-led Western world order, New Zealand signed up as long ago as March to the project, which now encompasses 70 countries.
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