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US funding delays hurt the Pacific – but there are bigger worries | Terence Wesley-Smith and Gerard Finin
Pacific leaders are increasingly concerned that Washington’s actions in the region conflict with their objectives

Terence Wesley-Smith and Gerard Finin

29, Feb, 2024 @12:24 AM

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Congress ‘gradually destroying’ US relations with Pacific ally, Marshall Islands president warns
Hilda Heine says US funding delays damage relationship with the Pacific nation as lawmakers say hold-up delivers a ‘gift’ to China

Jon Letman in Hawaii

28, Feb, 2024 @1:28 AM

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Culture, democracy and clout: why three Pacific countries are sticking with Taiwan
Tuvalu, Palau and the Marshall Islands hold diplomatic ties with Taiwan despite pressure from China to switch sides

Prianka Srinivasan

23, Feb, 2024 @7:00 PM

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Paradise cost: the Pacific islands changing the future of tourism
New push to attract visitors focuses on environment and culture, as experts call for better monitoring of sustainability pledges

Tiare Tuuhia in Tahiti, French Polynesia, and Virginia Harrison

12, Dec, 2023 @12:35 AM

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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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