NZ wants reset at Pacific Islands Forum

New Zealand is hopeful the Pacific's reticence to sign a wide-ranging trade and security alignment with China this week could lead to a reversion...

Fiji in dominant position says political academic

Fiji is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the tussle between China and Western countries for greater recognition in the Pacific. Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang...

China’s foreign minister visits Tonga after Pacific islands delay regional pact

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday signed agreements in Tonga for police equipment and fisheries cooperation on a tour through the Pacific islands...

Sio heads to Fiji as NZ government faces pressure over China

Pacific Minister Aupito William Sio is set to travel to Fiji Wednesday while Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta is under increased pressure over Pacific relationships. Sio,...

Outcry as China stops Pacific journalists questioning Wang Yi

Journalists covering the Chinese foreign minister’s tour of the Pacific say they have been blocked from filming or accessing events, and that not a...

Pacific’s delicate dance with China is fraught with danger. Australia must reclaim the floor

Opinion by Ben Bohane China’s offering of a comprehensive security and economic pact to 10 Pacific nations shows it is confidently moving from a...

Last election’ for Bougainville: President Toroama

Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) President Ishmael Toroama says this general election will be the final election that Bougainville will take part in. He said Bougainville...

China shelves regional trade and security deal with Pacific island nations

China has shelved its plan to sign a regional agreement with Pacific island nations. Foreign Minister Wang Yi has been travelling to Pacific nations and...

Fiji – China discuss global challenges

A meeting was convened Monday between Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Chinese’s State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi. In his remarks...

Chinese visit not about geopolitical point-scoring: Fiji PM Bainimarama

Geopolitical point scoring means nothing to a nation whose communities are slipping beneath rising seas, whose jobs have been lost to a pandemic and...

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