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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.

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    • 4.6 • 82 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

4.6 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Simon Drought ,

Simon Drought

An essential listen. Nz, like all countries, has tricky waters to navigate, especially with conflict in the South China Sea unavoidable.

Tobbit the Hobbit ,

Excellent journalism

Gripping, and tragic. New Zealand should welcome Hong Kong residents and Chinese dissidents. It must sanction goods and trade with Xinjang. We have other places to sell our goods, and we cannot support such a brutal and devious totalitarian government. Dr Paul Buchanan has warned of the risk that comes from the tightrope NZ has walking for years between China and the US. Now it is clear, we cannot side with a genocidal government.

12345679874 ,

disappointed to see the views

What would I like to listen is a neutral balanced interview, but most of the contents here come from the personal thinking or guessing. There is more details to be discovered under the surface of anti China opinion, but unfortunately I failed to see it from this interview. China is struggling to rebuild its own country confidence after 100 years civil war and invaded by foreign countries, and it doesn't want its people live in the tragady anymore. They built their country from zero level and successfully feeded 1.3 billion population. When they focus on the development of themselves, just becasuse they become strongger and more confident, they deserved to be hated. China didn't have a history of invading other countires. China is a country builded on the agricultural society not pirates. Is anyone more interested in their culture before judging their dominant system? Every country has their own problem. All the People are looking for a better way to improve themselves. None is perfect. A more neutral point of view should be adopted by western journalism.

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