6 episodes

Can we walk the thin line between what some see as an evil empire and others as our greatest economic opportunity? A four-part series investigating China's growing influence in New Zealand.

Red Line RNZ Originals

    • Government
    • 4.5 • 96 Ratings

Can we walk the thin line between what some see as an evil empire and others as our greatest economic opportunity? A four-part series investigating China's growing influence in New Zealand.

    Guest Podcast: China, If You're Listening

    Guest Podcast: China, If You're Listening

    If you liked Red Line, you'll also enjoy China, If You're Listening from Australia's public broadcaster, the ABC. Hosted by Matt Bevan it looks at how Australia's relationship with China has gone from warm and friendly to the verge of collapse.

    • 33 min
    Red Line: Episode Four

    Red Line: Episode Four

    As China becomes more assertive, human rights abuses are exposed and evidence grows of our politicians being played, where should New Zealand draw the line?

    • 44 min
    Red Line: Episode Three

    Red Line: Episode Three

    The Chinese Government has a propaganda super ministry. But how much influence does it have in New Zealand? And is development money from the CCP an opportunity or economic 'invasion'?

    • 44 min
    Red Line: Episode Two

    Red Line: Episode Two

    Two dissidents die in a car crash. China expert Anne-Marie Brady reports break-ins at her house and office. A US National Security Advisor warns that Beijing wants "servitude". Should we be worried about the Chinese Communist Party? Or are we being paranoid?

    • 37 min
    Red Line: Episode One

    Red Line: Episode One

    Two Chinese New Zealanders are killed in a car crash while on a mission to warn of the dangers of the Chinese Communist Party. So exactly what is China up to in New Zealand?

    • 43 min
    Introducing: Red Line

    Introducing: Red Line

    Are we paranoid? Or is the Chinese Communist Party out to get us? Guyon Espiner and John Daniell investigate China's growing influence in New Zealand in this four-part podcast series.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

echomikefoxtrot ,

Great listening here.

Somewhat unsettling…

Rational being101 ,

So much for impartiality

Not exactly what I’d call objective. The host make their leanings clear right from the get go. They go on to offer several objectionable assertions about events that they demonstrate may or may not have happened. They back these up with the opinion of a “leading” academic who during the show according to police evidence and statements gathered by the podcast hosts discredits herself as being basically insane. The positive interactions with China of people interviewed by the host are presented with a full “this can’t be right” slant. Overall one of the poorest pieces of so called journalism I’ve ever experienced.

Of sjknnfsgjn4567 ,

Interesting and informative but leans toward hardline China criticism

The hosts mostly take a neutral and objective position, as would be expected of good journalism. However, the podcast interviews many hardline China critics who receive little pushback from the hosts in interviews.

For balance they have John Key, who seems biased and to be fond of China for economic reasons.

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