Pacific islands new diplomatic battleground for China and the West
Sunday, 9 September 2018 Pacific island countries have become a new diplomatic battleground as China and Western nations vie for influence in the region, and as Beijing ramps up efforts to squeeze Taiwan’s international space. That presence is expected to be more visible in the coming months, with Chinese President Xi Jinping planning a summit for regional leaders in Papua New Guinea in November – just before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit is to be held there. And with US President Donald...
What are believed to be three new species of snailfish were discovered in the depths of the Pacific Ocean during an exploration by Newcastle University.The new species, known as the pink, blue, and purple Atacama snailfish, were discovered between 6,500 and 7,500 meters below the surface, said the...
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A shallow and powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific islands of New Caledonia Wednesday, US seismologists said, triggering a tsunami warning... IndiaTimes - WorldAlso reported by •Seattle Times •FOXNews.com •News24 •Terra Daily •Firstpost
More than 150 global China experts have added their voices to demands that the New Zealand government protect Professor Anne-Marie Brady, a China scholar who has... S.China Morning Post - Asia-PacificAlso reported by •Reuters India
New Zealand will send 14 new diplomats to the Pacific region next year, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said on Tuesday, the latest move by Western governments... Reuters - WorldAlso reported by •Firstpost