China says nobody can stand in its way in Pacific island cooperation

PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Picture: RNZ

BEIJING, 16 NOVEMBER 2018 (REUTERS/AP)—No country can block China’s cooperation with island nations in the Pacific and the area is no country’s sphere of influence, a senior diplomat said, ahead of a summit between President Xi Jinping and Pacific island leaders. Australia, in particular, has been vying for influence with China in sparsely populated Pacific […]

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