Majuro, capital city of the Marshall Islands. Photo: Shutterstock
Majuro, capital city of the Marshall Islands. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese couple arrested for trying to establish Hong Kong-style region in US-defended Marshall Islands

  • US prosecutors said Cary Yan and Gina Zhou offered bribes to Marshall Islands officials in an attempt to set up their own semi-autonomous region
  • The Pacific islands are pro-Taiwan and a former territory of the US, with Washington saying it maintains ‘full authority and responsibility’ for their defence

Majuro, capital city of the Marshall Islands. Photo: Shutterstock
Majuro, capital city of the Marshall Islands. Photo: Shutterstock
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