The Pacific must protect its interests

China’s noticeably growing influence in the region in recent years, especially in substantial investments in infrastructure development, has been met with mixed feelings. Some welcome the ‘visitors’ from the East and their investments, dubbing the move the ‘China alternative’, while many question their interest and motives in the region.

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Dame Meg Taylor maintains ‘Pacific Solidarity’ stance

SUVA- The importance of a united Pacific has been stressed by Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General; Dame Meg Taylor as geopolitical tensions continue to weigh on the region.Using the term, Blue Pacific, coined during the 2017 Forum Leaders meeting in Apia, Samoa; she said the Pacific Island nations are stewards of the Pacific Ocean and its resources and our boundaries need to be secured.

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