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U.S. concerned China is seeking rushed deals with Pacific island nations

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China sent a draft communique and a five-year action plan to 10 Pacific island countries ahead of a meeting of regional foreign ministers in Fiji on May 30. The deal covering policing, security and data communication cooperation raised concerns from the Federated States of Micronesia. US State Department spokesman Ned Price confirmed that Washington was aware of China's plans.
1 month ago·Washington, United States

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Reuters

U.S. concerned China is seeking rushed deals with Pacific island nations

WASHINGTON - The United States is concerned that China is seeking to reach agreements with Pacific island nations in what may be a rushed, non-transparent process, State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters on Wednesday. Reuters reported on Wednesday that China will seek a region-wide deal with almost a dozen Pacific island countries covering policing, security and data

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Deal proposed by China would dramatically expand security influence in Pacific | Pacific islands | The Guardian

Leaked copy of draft shows Beijing wants more involvement in policing, cybersecurity and marine mapping

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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CNN

China plays for influence in South Pacific with security proposal and diplomatic tour

China has proposed a sweeping regional security deal with a number of Pacific Island nations, according to documents seen by CNN, amid concern from the United States and its allies about Beijing's expanding reach in the region.

1 month ago·Atlanta, United States
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KRDO

China plays for influence in South Pacific with security proposal and diplomatic tour - KRDO

By Simone McCarthy and Lizzy Yee, CNN China has proposed a sweeping regional security deal with a number of Pacific Island nations, according to documents seen by CNN, amid concern from the United States and its allies about Beijing’s expanding reach in the region. The draft proposal sent by China to potential partners in the

1 month ago
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National Post

U.S. concerned China is seeking rushed deals with Pacific island nations

WASHINGTON -- The United States is concerned that China is seeking to reach agreements with Pacific island nations in what may be a rushed, non-transparent process, State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters on Wednesday. Read More

1 month ago·Canada
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Al Jazeera

China calls for deeper security, trade links with the Pacific

Leaked document shows China will call for more police, security, and telecom cooperation at upcoming summit with region.

1 month ago·Qatar
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