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The Long Arm of Chinese Law Reaches Vanuatu, Again
July 11, 2019
The Long Arm of Chinese Law Reaches Vanuatu, Again
Four of six people taken from Vanuatu by Chinese police recently had dual citizenship up until the time Beijing came for them.
The Long Arm of Chinese Law Reaches Vanuatu, Again
China Comes to Tonga
July 10, 2019
China Comes to Tonga
China’s largesse in the Pacific nation is growing, but some worry Beijing’s influence threatens Tonga's future.
China Comes to Tonga
Australia’s Pacific Island Myopia
July 13, 2018
Australia’s Pacific Island Myopia
Overreacting to China’s presence in the Pacific Islands is actually undermining Australia's image in the region.
Australia’s Pacific Island Myopia
Australia’s Short-Sighted Abandonment of Pacific Shortwave
June 30, 2018
Australia’s Short-Sighted Abandonment of Pacific Shortwave
Beijing swiftly moves into any of the spaces Australia abandons, and Canberra lacks the capability to reclaim them.
Australia’s Short-Sighted Abandonment of Pacific Shortwave
New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?
March 09, 2018
New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?
Ostensibly to survey cyclone damage, the prime minister’s trip also underscores Wellington’s refocusing on its Pacific Island relationships.
New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?
Is China Building Roads to Nowhere in the Pacific?
January 17, 2018
Is China Building Roads to Nowhere in the Pacific?
An Australia minister lashed out at Chinese investment in the Pacific region. Why take up the issue now?
Is China Building Roads to Nowhere in the Pacific?
French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads
September 07, 2017
French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads
The islands need to carefully weigh the benefits of Chinese investment with the potential risks.
French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads
The Pacific Islands Play the Field
December 27, 2016
The Pacific Islands Play the Field
New realities are shaping Pacific Island states’ relationships with China, Russia, Australia, and the United States.
The Pacific Islands Play the Field
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