New Zealand issues warning on rising threat

An Insurance Business Magazine article.

New Zealand’s Defence Force has warned of the increasing security threat posed by China to the country and its neighbours.

China is the major driver of growing strategic competition in the region that will increase the potential for confrontation and conflict, according to the Defence Assessment 2021 report published Wednesday in Wellington.

“Even absent open conflict, strategic competition will play out across a range of theatres — including in space and cyber-space — in ways that will threaten New Zealand’s security,” the report said. “This is true of both the wider Indo-Pacific and New Zealand’s immediate region.”

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