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birth in office, and then by taking her three-month old daughter Neve to the United Nations, where Ardern was pho
tographed playing with the baby alongside partner Clarke Gayford. Neve looked on as her mother addressed the assem
bly while Gayford, whom the couple say is the main caregiver for their daughter, held the baby.
Speaking to CNN after her address, Ardern said she wanted to “normalize” the ide
a of being a working mother, and described New Zealand as “incredibly progressive.”
Since coming to power, Ardern has presented an image in stark contrast to leaders of many large Western nations. As co
untries, including the United States, have attempted to keep migrants out, Ardern has actively sought to bring them in.
She’s made multiple offers to take in refugees languishing on Manus Island and Nauru,
the products of a Australia’s strict immigration policy. The offer has been repeatedly refused.、
Aug 31, followed by a match against Poland on Sept 2 before facing Venezuela two days later. All three games will be played at the 18,
000-seat Wukesong Arena in Beijing, where China finished eighth at the 2008 Summer Olympics to tie its best record at the Games.
At the 2010 FIBA World Championship, China beat Cote d’Ivoire 83-73, but its last m
atch against Venezuela, at the 2016 Olympics, ended in a 68-72 defeat. China and Poland have never met before in official competition.
Despite the favorable draw, Team China’s head coach Li Nan warned against undere
stimating the opposition.Spearheaded by former NBA player Yi Jianlian, fellow center Wang Zhel
in-a second-round draft pick for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2016-and young playmaker Guo Ailun, China’s primary aim
is to finish the tournament as the top Asian team in order to qualify directly for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
However, Bryant, the tournament’s global ambassador, has urged China to aim even higher.