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China turns back jet after Taiwan 'insult'

China turns back jet after Taiwan 'insult'

New Zealand's national carrier admitted a registration mistake turned back a flight to China over the weekend, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to say Monday that politics were not involved.

An Air New Zealand flight was reportedly denied permission to land in China because the airline's paperwork referenced Taiwan as an independent country.

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Some airlines, including American Airlines Group Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc., United Continental Holdings Inc., Hawaiian Holdings Inc., Qantas Airways Ltd., Air France-KLM and Deutsche Lufthansa AG cooperated with China's wishes on reference to Taiwan before a deadline a year ago.

China has waged a campaign to force global businesses to conform to its world view if they want to stay in its good graces, including a demand to refer to Taiwan as Chinese territory.

John Nicholson, CEO of industry body Aviation New Zealand described the incident as "very unusual".

The 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism was meant to be launched with great fanfare at Wellington's Te Papa museum next week, but that has been postponed by China. "Is it part of the ongoing deterioration in relations between this New Zealand government and China?" opposition National Party leader Simon Bridges wrote on social network Twitter on Sunday.

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Exactly how much the difficulties in the relationship with China can be blamed on the Government is hard to know.

"In the past, New Zealand has enjoyed a consensus approach to foreign policy, a unified front". "Look, there are no questions speaking more broadly... that our relationship with China is a complex relationship".

Ardern is left trotting out the line that this is a scheduling issue, and the only thing keeping her from an official visit is scheduling clashes.

She said yesterday it was likely that although the airline would have filed for an aircraft to land, a different aircraft was suddenly listed to land on the other side - something Chinese authorities would not have accepted.

Ardern had received an invitation to visit the communist country to meet Premier Li Keqiang previous year, however the invitation was put on ice after New Zealand's chief spy agency, the GCSB, chose to nix plans to allow Huawei to build the country's 5G network, according to Otago Daily Times.

In Beijing, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said failure to properly register was a breach of regulations.


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