Bill English coy about possible gifts from Huawei

Finance Minister Bill English is coy about whether he received any gifts from Huawei during a visit to China in 2011, unlike two ministerial colleagues who have also met with top executives of the giant telecommunications company.

Trade Minister Tim Groser told NBR Online he received a mobile phone from the company during a visit to China in 2010.

"However, being in Chinese and unusable in New Zealand I gave it to my granddaughter to play with," he says.


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