曾焯文:新西蘭防禦聲明謂中國威脅亞太區 Chapman Chen: NZ Defence Statement Names China as a Threat to Asia Pacific

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(Eng. summary below)
或由於新西蘭(港譯紐西蘭)同中國頗多生意來往,紐西蘭政府一向甚少點名批評中國。但國防部長郎麥(Ron Mark)週五(七月六日)發布的戰略防禦政策聲明講明中國對亞太區構成的威脅。中國「挑戰」現有秩序,擴大在亞太區受爭議海域的軍事及海岸警衛隊勢力,而且故意不經國際法庭裁定,索取主權 。聲明重申,一旦澳洲受到直接軍事攻擊,紐西蘭必定有所反應。防禦聲明指出中國另類發展模式,即「無自由民主的自由經濟」,挑戰西方傳統智慧。國際秩序傳統領導者所倡導的治理方式和價值觀,中國並無一貫採用。「無論國內抑或國際,中國對人權和信息自由的觀點,都同紐西蘭對比鮮明。」中國正在加強在亞太區的影響力,手法包括發展援助和經濟活動支持。新西蘭政府今年大規模增加對外援助資金,大部分用於太平洋國家,但外交部長溫斯頓彼得斯(Winston Peters)和總理雅琳達阿爾登(Jacinda Ardern)都拒絕透露,中國在該地區勢力增長是否增加對外援助的部分原因。與此同時,澳洲空軍元帥馬克•賓斯金(Mark Binskin)周五表示,中國在有爭議航道軍事擴張,殺氣騰騰,因而失去亞太鄰國的信任。New Zealand Government seldom openly criticizes China. But the NZ Defence Force 2018 Strategic Defence Policy Statement released on Friday explicitly highlights China’s military expansion in disputed areas of maritime Asia, and reaffirms that should Australia be directly militarily attacked by a certain country, New Zealand will definitely respond. The statement also states that as “a liberalising economy absent liberal democracy”, China is enhancing its influence in Pacific Asia through development assistance and support of economic engagements, while its values “stand in contrast to those that prevail in New Zealand” and to the international order.


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