Paris control in Pacific a ‘useful’ security move

French President Emmanuel Macron. Picture: REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Pool

PARIS, 01 JULY 2019 (THE AUSTRALIAN) – France controls islands in the Pacific­ with more than one million residents and sends navy ships into the South China Sea at least twice a year. The European power’s influence in the region dates back to the 18th century, when explorer Louis-Antoine de Bougainville pushed to establish French […]

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