China, Australia launch duelling South Pacific charm offensives

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Chinese and Australian foreign ministers will launch duelling charm offensives in the South Pacific Thursday, as Beijing and the West jostle for influence in...

Egypt says climate finance must be top of agenda at Cop27 talks

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Financial assistance for developing countries must be at the top of the agenda for UN climate talks this year, the host country, Egypt, has...

New Zealand extends troop deployments to Solomon Islands till May 2023

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New Zealand on Wednesday said it would extend the New Zealand Defence Force's deployment to the Solomon Islands until at least May next year,...

Quad unveils satellite-based maritime initiative to counter China

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The U.S, Japan, Australia and India have launched a satellite-based initiative to help countries in the Indo-Pacific region track illegal fishing and unconventional maritime...

Solomon Islands media boycott Chinese foreign minister’s visit to Honiara

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Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has issued a boycott notice to its members for the PRC Press event scheduled for Thursday. MASI President, Georgina...

China seeks Pacific Islands policing, security cooperation – document

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China will seek a region-wide deal with almost a dozen Pacific islands covering policing, security and data communications cooperation when Foreign Minister Wang Yi...

Solomon Islands journalists shut out of China foreign minister visit, raising secrecy concerns

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Pacific journalists have raised serious concerns about secrecy surrounding the upcoming marathon tour of the Pacific by China’s foreign minister, who will be visiting...

New Australian foreign Minister Penny Wong to visit Fiji Thursday

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Australia's new foreign minister, Penny Wong travels to Fiji Thursday  "to discuss how we can best secure our region and help build a stronger...

NZ PM Ardern cautious over China’s tour through ‘contested’ Pacific

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has urged China to be transparent as it sends a high-level delegation through the “contested” Pacific. Chinese Foreign Minister...

Monkeypox outbreak can still be contained, insists UN health agency

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The monkeypox outbreak that has been reported in 16 countries and several regions of the world can still be contained and the overall risk...

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Forum DSG Nayasi calls for unified action against transnational organised crime in the Pacific

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At the launch of the Pacific Regional Transnational Organised Crime (TNOC) Disruption Strategy in Suva this week, Forum deputy secretary General Esala Nayasi says...

18 Young Leaders selected for Samoa 2024 Commonwealth Youth Forum Task force

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Tonga’s 53rd Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting launched – PM calls for more results,...

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