Australia hikes aid to win hearts and minds in Pacific as China’s influence grows

CANBERRA, 10 MAY 2018 (AFP) – Australia is refocusing its foreign aid programmes in a move to win hearts and minds in the island nations of the Pacific, as an increasingly assertive China flexes its muscles in the region. The country has pledged more than AUD$1.3billion (US$970million) – its largest-ever aid commitment to the Pacific […]

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