February 02, 2021
Papua New Guinea and China’s Debt Squeeze
By Robert Potter
A debt trap? Not quite. But PNG’s telecom industry is a showcase example of how debt to China weighs down governments and constrains choices.
January 12, 2021
Should Australia Buy Papua New Guinea’s Largest Telecom Firm?
By Robert Potter and John Young
Yes, the potential sale of Digicel to China is concerning. But Australia should think twice before swooping in on the troubled company.
December 12, 2020
China-Funded PNG Fishery Project Brings New Challenges for Australia
By Philip Citowicki
With the latest MoU, Papua New Guinea continues to be at the center of a tug-of-war between China and Australia.
August 21, 2020
Papua New Guinea Demands China Explain COVID-19 Vaccine Trial on Miners
By Associated Press
PNG blocked the arrival of Chinese workers, saying it had not given approval for a vaccine trial.
January 01, 2019
Shane McLeod on Papua New Guinea After APEC
By Shannon Tiezzi
“The test will be whether PNG will, in the short, medium, and long term, be able to realize the benefits of hosting.”
November 23, 2018
Papua New Guinea Stands up to China – For Now
By Bonnie Girard
Reports of China “bullying” APEC's poorest member marred the latest annual summit in PNG.
November 16, 2018
Xi Arrives in Papua New Guinea for First-Ever Visit by a Chinese President
By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi Jinping hopes to defend – and expand – China’s role in the Pacific.
November 08, 2018
Non-Aligned Amid Great Power Rivalry? The Case of Papua New Guinea
By Patrick Kaiku
A joint base with Australia may tip PNG away from its critical non-aligned balance in the Pacific.
October 18, 2018
How China Can Help Save Papua New Guinea’s Forests
By Gary Juffa
An MP calls for China to stop importing illegal timber from Papua New Guinea.