Japan pushes infrastructure program into Pacific to counter China’s influence

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader, attends a news conference after he won the ruling party leadership vote at the party's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

TOKYO, 24 OCTOBER 2018 (THE FINANCIAL REVIEW) – Japan has singled out the Pacific Islands for its next infrastructure push, amid increasing concern that Chinese investment will consolidate Beijing as the dominant force in the region. As part of the push, Tokyo is eager to cooperate with Australia on infrastructure or maritime security projects on […]

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