A US Navy guided-missile destroyer docked in Apre Harbour, Guam. File photo: US Navy via AFP A US Navy guided-missile destroyer docked in Apre Harbour, Guam. File photo: US Navy via AFP
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer docked in Apre Harbour, Guam. File photo: US Navy via AFP

World Bank-backed Pacific undersea cable project ditched after US warned Chinese firms posed security threat

  • The East Micronesia Cable system was designed to improve communications in the island nations of Nauru, Kiribati and Federated States of Micronesia
  • The project reached a stalemate due to security concerns raised within the island nations over Huawei-linked HMN Tech’s bid

Topic |   Pacific nations
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer docked in Apre Harbour, Guam. File photo: US Navy via AFP A US Navy guided-missile destroyer docked in Apre Harbour, Guam. File photo: US Navy via AFP
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer docked in Apre Harbour, Guam. File photo: US Navy via AFP
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