New Zealand spies on China, other Asian nations: Snowden papers

March 10, 2015 10:07 PM

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Electronic surveillance by New Zealand's government extends from China, its biggest trading partner, to Antarctica and is shared with the United States and other international allies, according to documents released on Wednesday.

The latest documents released by former U.S. National Security Authority (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden show that New Zealand's spy agency collects data on communications from about 20 nations, including China, Japan, North Korea, Iran, and Antarctica, many of whom are close trade partners.

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