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Pa­cif­ic is­lands de­mand cli­mate ac­tion as Chi­na, US woo re­gion
Small is­land na­tions call for more ac­tion on cli­mate change while pledg­ing uni­ty amid grow­ing geopo­lit­i­cal com­pe­ti­tion.
18 Jul 2022
In Pa­cif­ic is­lands, US diplo­mat­ic push stirs mem­o­ries of ne­glect
Small Pa­cif­ic is­land na­tions are gain­ing at­ten­tion amid US-Chi­na ri­val­ry af­ter years of be­ing over­looked.
14 Jul 2022
Pa­cif­ic is­lands sum­mit be­gins amid US-Chi­na bat­tle for in­flu­ence
Key sum­mit comes as re­gion grap­ples with the fall­out of the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, cli­mate change and US-Chi­na ri­val­ry.
11 Jul 2022
‘Very trou­bling’: Emails re­veal US alarm over Chi­na-Solomons pact
In­ter­nal emails show US aid agency of­fi­cials’ con­cerns over con­tentious se­cu­ri­ty agree­ment.
21 Jun 2022
Chi­na, Pa­cif­ic is­lands fail to reach con­sen­sus on se­cu­ri­ty pact
Wang Yi urges Pa­cif­ic re­gion not to be ‘too anx­ious’ about Chi­na’s aims af­ter fail­ing to agree on a se­cu­ri­ty deal.
30 May 2022
Chi­na eyes se­cu­ri­ty pact in talks with Pa­cif­ic is­lands in Fiji
Chi­na’s top diplo­mat holds talks with 10 Pa­cif­ic na­tions in Fiji to dis­cuss in­creas­ing se­cu­ri­ty and eco­nom­ic ties.
30 May 2022
Chi­na’s Pa­cif­ic tour spurs hopes and fears in tiny is­land na­tions
Coun­tries such as Van­u­atu and Kiri­bati ex­pect­ed to seek Wang Yi’s sup­port for de­vel­op­ment and in­fra­struc­ture.
27 May 2022
Chi­na calls for deep­er se­cu­ri­ty, trade links with the Pa­cif­ic
Leaked doc­u­ment shows Chi­na will call for more po­lice, se­cu­ri­ty, and tele­com co­op­er­a­tion at up­com­ing sum­mit with re­gion.
26 May 2022
Chi­na’s For­eign Min­is­ter to vis­it Pa­cif­ic na­tions
Wang Yi will vis­it the Solomon Is­lands this week fol­lowed by oth­er Pa­cif­ic na­tions.
24 May 2022
Solomon Is­lands says it will re­strict Chi­nese po­lice
Solomon Is­lands en­voy to Aus­tralia says Chi­nese po­lice sta­tioned there will be un­der lo­cal com­mand.
3 May 2022
Fix pover­ty first to counter Chi­na, Solomon Is­landers tell West
Tiny Pa­cif­ic na­tion’s un­der­de­vel­op­ment leaves it open to in­flu­ence by big­ger pow­ers, lo­cal fig­ures say.
22 Apr 2022
Why is the Solomon Is­lands-Chi­na se­cu­ri­ty pact caus­ing alarm?
The Solomon Is­lands prime min­is­ter has been de­fend­ing the just-signed pact amid con­cern from Can­ber­ra to Wash­ing­ton.
20 Apr 2022
Chi­na says it has signed se­cu­ri­ty pact with Solomon Is­lands
West­ern gov­ern­ments have been con­cerned over Chi­na es­tab­lish­ing a mil­i­tary pres­ence in the South Pa­cif­ic na­tion.
19 Apr 2022
Aus­tralia of­fi­cial in Solomon Is­lands amid Chi­na wor­ries
Vis­it comes amid con­cern a pro­posed se­cu­ri­ty pact with Bei­jing will un­der­mine re­gion­al se­cu­ri­ty.
13 Apr 2022
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