In an exclusive extended interview Beijing-based Kiwi businessman David Mahon tells the Economy Hub why he's worried about New Zealand's China relationship. The raw 20-minute interview is embedded below.

"We need to stay out of these things and not takes sides," says Beijing-based Kiwi businessman David Mahon. "Because if we choose to take sides we will be crushed."

They are strong words, but Mahon has serious concerns that New Zealand's relationship with China has deteriorated to the point where we may now face a political retaliation and our exporters may face border difficulties.

Mahon has lived and worked in China