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China, Australia, and the Soft Power of Rugby in the South Pacific
February 22, 2020

China, Australia, and the Soft Power of Rugby in the South Pacific

By Thomas Wilkinson
Samoa will host a rugby tournament, thanks to Chinese funding. But Australia sees the sport as its own soft power advantage.

Kiribati President Makes First Trip to China After Switch From Taiwan
January 07, 2020

Kiribati President Makes First Trip to China After Switch From Taiwan

By Shannon Tiezzi
Kiribati, the latest of Taiwan's former allies to switch to China, holds special significance for Beijing.
Solomon Islands: A Pacific Linchpin Is Pulled
January 03, 2020

Solomon Islands: A Pacific Linchpin Is Pulled

By Jason Li
A closer look at the significance of a key diplomatic switch.

China’s Pacific Challenge
November 15, 2019

China’s Pacific Challenge

By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
China's outreach to Pacific island states is gaining steam, to the chagrin of other regional powers.

How Pacific Islands Leverage the China-Taiwan Tug of War
August 01, 2019

How Pacific Islands Leverage the China-Taiwan Tug of War

By Alexandre Dayant
The Pacific is a diplomatic battlefield, with the island countries themselves as the main players.

The Long Arm of Chinese Law Reaches Vanuatu, Again
July 11, 2019

The Long Arm of Chinese Law Reaches Vanuatu, Again

By Grant Wyeth
Four of six people taken from Vanuatu by Chinese police recently had dual citizenship up until the time Beijing came for them.

China Comes to Tonga
July 10, 2019

China Comes to Tonga

By Nick Perry
China’s largesse in the Pacific nation is growing, but some worry Beijing’s influence threatens Tonga's future.
Australia’s Pacific Island Myopia
July 13, 2018

Australia’s Pacific Island Myopia

By Matthew Dornan
Overreacting to China’s presence in the Pacific Islands is actually undermining Australia's image in the region.

Australia’s Short-Sighted Abandonment of Pacific Shortwave
June 30, 2018

Australia’s Short-Sighted Abandonment of Pacific Shortwave

By Grant Wyeth
Beijing swiftly moves into any of the spaces Australia abandons, and Canberra lacks the capability to reclaim them.

New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?
March 09, 2018

New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?

By Grant Wyeth
Ostensibly to survey cyclone damage, the prime minister’s trip also underscores Wellington’s refocusing on its Pacific Island relationships.

Is China Building Roads to Nowhere in the Pacific?
January 17, 2018

Is China Building Roads to Nowhere in the Pacific?

By Grant Wyeth
An Australia minister lashed out at Chinese investment in the Pacific region. Why take up the issue now?
French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads
September 07, 2017

French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads

By Sébastien Goulard
The islands need to carefully weigh the benefits of Chinese investment with the potential risks.

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