Asia Perspectives on NZ: April 24-30
What are the English-language media in Asia saying about New Zealand? We look at the latest headlines from the region and from Asian media in New Zealand.
Asia-Pacific commemorates ANZAC Day
Ceremonies across the region honour veterans, as New Zealand and Malaysia work to repatriate the remains of Kiwi soldiers.
- Korea Times: Veterans commemorate ANZAC Day in Seoul
- Straits Times: Pictures – ANZAC Day Commemorations 2017
- Channel NewsAsia: Thousands stage ANZAC Day memorials in Australia, NZ, Thailand
- Bernama: New Zealand to work closely with Malaysia on soldiers' remains
NZ immigration continues to draw interest
Record immigration numbers and heated debate within New Zealand are keeping the topic in the spotlight in Asia.
- Bloomberg Quint: Kiwis get twitchy as foreigners flock to New Zealand and don't leave
- Xinhua: Record immigration draws criticism from NZ lawmakers
South Koreans in NZ flock to voting booths
Citizens from South Korea last week cast their ballots in Auckland and Wellington, as a record number of overseas citizens registered to elect the next president following the impeachment of Park Geun-hye.
- Korea Herald: First overseas votes for May 9 election cast in NZ
- Arirang: Overseas voting for May presidential election kicks off in NZ
NZ spied on Japan at whaling meeting: report
According to classified United States National Security Agency documents released by Edward Snowden, New Zealand government spies helped the US collect information on Japan efforts on whaling proposals.
Philippines inspired by Middle Earth success
Citing the success of the Lord of the Rings films in promoting New Zealand, a Philippines senator is proposing tax incentives for foreign film-makers.
NZ leads on Asia-Pacific press freedom
New Zealand tops the Press Freedom Index for the Asia-Pacific but falls eight slots overall, as media freedom globally falls under threat.
'No evidence' diplomat insulted Maori king
Taiwan's foreign ministry has disputed claims a diplomat made comments calling the Maori king "useless", amid concerns for relations between Taiwan and the Maori community in New Zealand.
- China Post: Diplomat didn't call Maori king 'useless': lawmaker
- China Post: MOFA 'regrets' but denies envoy's Maori king insult
Australia, NZ gain favour with Indian students
More Indians are heading to universities in the southern hemisphere, due to immigration changes and a rise in anti-foreigner sentiment in the United Kingdom and United States.
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