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This is a graph of our annual exports to China. The growth in exports since we signed a free trade agreement with them has been almost beyond belief.
In the last six years we have exported $33.7 billion of goods to China. In the six years before that, it was $9.9 billion.
Remember those facts as you also recall that NZ First and the Greens railed against the China FTA, and voted against it.
I hope Labour are proud of the China FTA. They should be. May the protectionists in their party and the affiliated unions not gain dominance.
Political commentator David Farrar posts at Kiwiblog.