Democ­racy the headache

Herald on Sunday - - EDITORIAL -

Re­gard­ing Liam Dann’s col­umn (“Huawei just the start of NZ’s China headache”, HoS, Dec 2), the headache is democ­racy. China is do­ing well; lift­ing its peo­ple out of poverty while mak­ing huge strides to re­duce pol­lu­tion and in­crease re­new­able power ca­pac­ity. At a time Bri­tain is paral­ysed by Brexit and Trump’s goal is rude iso­la­tion, his cor­rupt ad­min­is­tra­tion deny­ing the great­est threat civil­i­sa­tion has ever faced: cli­mate change.

In NZ, the Op­po­si­tion’s only concern is get­ting back into power. What for? Is­sue new per­mits for petroleum ex­plo­ration? If we burn all the fos­sil fuel we know about al­ready the sea level will rise 60 me­tres. Not to­mor­row, so who cares.

Den­nis N. Horne, How­ick

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