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‘Not about the highest bidder’: the countries defying China to stick with Taiwan
Taipei’s 13 allies cite differing reasons for choosing it over China as Beijing intensifies efforts to diplomatically isolate the island

Helen Davidson in Taipei

03, Apr, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Coalition should have heeded calls from Pacific to raise climate targets, Simon Birmingham says
Liberal senator says Australia’s approach to emissions debate had not been ‘ideal’ for Pacific relations

Daniel Hurst

15, Dec, 2022 @4:18 AM

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Coalition must listen ‘carefully to Pacific island nations’, Simon Birmingham says before bipartisan tour
Statement comes despite torrid debates during election campaign over policies towards China and its security deal with Solomon Islands

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

11, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Paradise paused: Asia-Pacific tourism continues to lag after the Covid induced freeze
Foreign arrivals slowly return, but cost of living pressures and China’s zero-Covid policy weigh on visitor numbers

Jonathan Yerushalmy and Ongerung Kambes Kesolei in Koror

21, Nov, 2022 @12:08 AM

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Smiles and unity at the Pacific Islands Forum mask tough questions shelved for another day
While leaders presented a picture of harmony, more vexing topics like Australia’s fossil fuel ambitions and China were kicked down the road

Kate Lyons in Suva

16, Jul, 2022 @1:35 AM

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CSIRO joins deep-sea mining project in Pacific as islands call for industry halt
Agency to lead consortium in scheme targeting battery materials while conservationists say Australia on ‘wrong side of debate’

Graham Readfearn

14, Jul, 2022 @1:33 AM

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Serious defects discovered in patrol boats Australia supplied to Pacific Islands
Potentially serious faults in Guardian-class patrol boats may force some countries to pause use of vessels

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Covid outbreaks in Samoa and Vanuatu chip away at Pacific islands’ virus-free status
Case numbers in the two Pacific nations have exploded over past week following first cases of community transmissionRead all our coronavirus coverage

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

24, Mar, 2022 @3:56 AM

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‘Trojan horse’: Palau’s bid to become global crypto hub could turn it into scammers paradise, critics warn
Experts say Palau should be wary of entering into a programme that could leave it open to exploitation and harm its image

Ongerung Kambes Kesolei

03, Mar, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Fear and dread: Covid-free for two years, Pacific islands experience explosion in case numbers
The virus has swept into remote island countries, sowing panic and confusion

Bernadette Carreon in Koror, Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, Rimon Rimon in Tarawa and Dorothy Wickham

28, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Some Pacific countries will take years to vaccinate 50% of adult population, modelling shows
Predictions from Lowy Institute indicate Papua New Guinea will take five years to vaccinate just a third of its population

Kate Lyons Pacific editor

21, Nov, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The typhoon that hit my island didn’t make the news. This is what the climate crisis looks like
Palau was hit by Typhoon Surigae last week, but even the typhoons that don’t claim lives or flatten cities are devastating for those who live through them

Bernadette Carreon

23, Apr, 2021 @2:10 AM

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