Kōrero: Asia and New Zealand

Robert Muldoon with Mao Zedong, Beijing, China, 30 April 1976

Robert Muldoon with Mao Zedong, Beijing, China, 30 April 1976

New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon made his first visit to China in 1976. His meeting with Chairman Mao Zedong was largely symbolic, as Mao was by this time too frail to carry out any serious diplomatic conversations. The more important negotiations occurred between Muldoon and Chinese Premier Hua Guofeng. It was the first visit by a New Zealand prime minister and followed on from the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1972.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

David Capie, 'Asia and New Zealand - The Cold War in Asia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/36237/robert-muldoon-with-mao-zedong-beijing-china-30-april-1976 (accessed 16 July 2019)

Story by David Capie, published 20 Jun 2012