New Zealand's government has announced its intention to enhance its defense capabilities to address security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
The announcement follows China's continuous investment in the expansion and modernization of its military forces and its growing ability to deploy military and paramilitary forces throughout the region.
The New Zealand Ministry of Defence's 36-page policy document highlights the need to improve combat operations effectiveness and more actively defend the security environment in the Indo-Pacific.
Concerns were raised regarding China's assertive position, which may challenge existing international rules and norms.
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