New Zealand’s Ardern says China flight’s return not a red flag for ties

FILE PHOTO - New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reacts during a joint news conference with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels, Belgium January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – An Air New Zealand flight bound for Shanghai was turned back because of an “administrative issue” and the incident holds no political implications for ties with China, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday. The flight, with about 270 passengers, left Auckland shortly before midnight on Saturday but turned around […]

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