China’s increasing foothold inthe Pacific throughthe construction of sea ports has alarmed regional neighbours includingthe US, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
One of Japan’s leading newspapers,the Yomiuri Shimbun reports that Japan,the US and Australia aim to take concerned action to curb China’s growing influence inthe Pacific.
The countries will be approachingthe Pacific Island Forum members to expresstheir concerns.
China’s growing influence has been no secret. Papua New Guineais also a focus of Chinese interests.
Chinese companies likethe China Harbor engineering are engaged inthe expansion ofthe Lae wharf. Another Chinese company has also constructed a wharf in Madang.
Regional neighbors have expressed thatthe seaports could be used to pose military threats.
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