Seawater floods past an ineffective sea wall into Veivatuloa village in Fiji on July 16. Leaders of 15 low-lying Pacific island nations declared climate change their “single greatest existential threat” at a summit in Fiji’s capital, Suva. Photo: Reuters
Seawater floods past an ineffective sea wall into Veivatuloa village in Fiji on July 16. Leaders of 15 low-lying Pacific island nations declared climate change their “single greatest existential threat” at a summit in Fiji’s capital, Suva. Photo: Reuters
Sameed Basha
Opinion

Opinion

Sameed Basha

How the US can reset ties with Pacific Island nations drifting towards China

  • Pacific Island countries lack basic infrastructure, and whatever they have developed is threatened by rising sea levels due to climate change
  • China, by offering investments rather than aid, is only filling the vacuum left by the US and its regional allies

Seawater floods past an ineffective sea wall into Veivatuloa village in Fiji on July 16. Leaders of 15 low-lying Pacific island nations declared climate change their “single greatest existential threat” at a summit in Fiji’s capital, Suva. Photo: Reuters
Seawater floods past an ineffective sea wall into Veivatuloa village in Fiji on July 16. Leaders of 15 low-lying Pacific island nations declared climate change their “single greatest existential threat” at a summit in Fiji’s capital, Suva. Photo: Reuters
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