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New Zealand's Unexpected Opening to Asia: John Reid and the Making of the Colombo Plan, 1949-52

Reid, Anthony


Post-war New Zealand was reluctant to follow Australia’s activism on combatting communism in Asia through assistance to the ex-colonies. In early 1950 its government was cool towards what was at first known as the ‘Spender Plan’ for Asia, and refused to commit any money. Nevertheless John Reid, who led the party of NZ officials involved in preparing the agenda for the crucial Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Sydney in May 1950, effectively allied with Asian delegates to rescue ‘Technical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies
Access Rights: Free Access via publisher website


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