China’s boulevard to nowhere: The battle for influence in APEC’s Pacific host

Allan Bird, a parliamentarian and governor of PNG’s second largest province. Picture: RNZ

PORT MORESBY, 05 NOVEMBER 2018 (REUTERS) – Workers are putting the finishing touches on a Beijing-funded boulevard designed to showcase Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) capital to visiting world leaders at this month’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. Critics say the six-lane road – complete with wide, illuminated footpaths – is emblematic of a regional power play […]

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