People cast their ballots to vote in the referendum. Photo: AFP

New Caledonia will remain part of France after voting ‘no’ in referendum on independence

  • Macron raised concerns over increasing Chinese influence in the Pacific, where Beijing has invested heavily in Vanuatu, which broke from France and Britain in 1980
  • Macron has talked up France’s Pacific presence to propose an axis of democratic Asian maritime powers that would include India and Australia
Topic |   Pacific nations

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People cast their ballots to vote in the referendum. Photo: AFP
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