"These 10 ambassadors must be declared persona non grata at once."
He's been jailed for four years despite not being convicted.
They see the threat as coming from the "Chinese government, not its people".
Already there have been warnings from China that AUKUS could put Australia in the atomic cross-hairs.
It comes after a Chinese executive was allowed to fly back to China.
China on Friday listed more than 100 instances of what it said was US interference in Hong Kong affairs.
Joining could have caused a domestic political crisis in this country, says one expert.
He doesn't make anything of the request coming on the same day as the AUKUS deal.
It is being described as a "landmark event" - but how may it affect New Zealand.