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A pivotal moment: Pacific faces a choice over China that will shape it for decades
Pacific countries in the centre of a geopolitical tug-of-war between China and the US and its allies face a big decision this week

Kate Lyons, Pacific editor

27, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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The Guardian view on Australia’s election: Labor needs to go bigger on climate | Editorial
Editorial: Labor won by offering modest environmental policies. It will have to go further in office to deal with the climate emergency


27, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Penny Wong urges Pacific nations to weigh up ‘consequences’ of China security offers
Australia wants to show region it is a reliable partner, says foreign minister, and to make up for a ‘lost decade on climate action’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

27, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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New Zealand and allies allowed ‘vacuum’ to develop in Pacific, former foreign minister says
Comments by Winston Peters come as China hopes 10 Pacific countries will sign wide-ranging security deal

Tess McClure in Auckland

27, May, 2022 @1:27 AM

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Penny Wong tells Pacific nations ‘we have heard you’ as Australia and China battle for influence
Foreign minister uses speech in Fiji to declare ‘this is a different Australian government’ that will act responsibly on climate change

Daniel Hurst, Kate Lyons and Lice Movono in Suva

26, May, 2022 @9:14 AM

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What deals is China pursuing in the Pacific and why is everyone so worried?
China’s foreign minister is embarking on a grand tour of Pacific nations amid western concerns about Beijing’s ambitions for the region

Helen Livingstone

26, May, 2022 @3:37 AM

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Five things we learned about China’s ambitions for the Pacific from the leaked deal | Anna Powles
The draft communique reveals the ambitious scope of Beijing’s intent in the Pacific and a coherent desire from China to seek to shape the regional order

Anna Powles

26, May, 2022 @12:09 AM

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Deal proposed by China would dramatically expand security influence in Pacific
Leaked copy of draft shows Beijing wants more involvement in policing, cybersecurity and marine mapping

Kate Lyons

25, May, 2022 @11:46 PM

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Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand ‘ready to respond’ to Pacific’s security needs as China seeks deal in region
Prime minister says ‘the Pacific is our home’ as Beijing plans a regional security pact with almost a dozen island nations

Tess McClure in Wellington

25, May, 2022 @11:40 PM

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China’s Pacific plan is ‘clear’ but so is Australia’s intention to be regional partner of choice, Penny Wong says
As China pursues Pacific-wide security pact, foreign minister says ‘after a lost decade we’ve got a lot of work to do to regain Australia’s position’

Daniel Hurst and Katharine Murphy

25, May, 2022 @10:06 AM

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Solomon Islands journalists shut out of China foreign minister visit, raising secrecy concerns
Wang Yi will visit eight countries in 10 days, but media access to his diplomatic push has been severely restricted

Kate Lyons

25, May, 2022 @3:10 AM

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China’s foreign minister to visit Solomon Islands amid push for more deals with Pacific countries
Tour, which includes Fiji and Papua New Guinea, comes amidst ‘uptick of tempo’ in China’s engagement in the Pacific

Kate Lyons and Christopher Pala

24, May, 2022 @3:26 AM

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