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South Pacific looks to China as West turns away

China is quietly filling the breach as traditional Western donors cut back on their aid pledges to the South Pacific. And it seems many of the struggling island nations on the receiving end of China’s largesse couldn’t be happier with the shifting currents. Last month, Australia’s International Development Minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells scathingly attacked Beijing’s aid […]

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