Pacific island nations’ flags are seen at a Pacific Islands Forum summit in 2018. Photo: AFP
Pacific island nations’ flags are seen at a Pacific Islands Forum summit in 2018. Photo: AFP

Amid concern about China’s base ambitions, White House adviser warns US may be in for a ‘strategic surprise’ in the Pacific

  • US Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell told a CSIS panel that the US has ‘enormous interests’ in the region, but isn’t doing enough to help it
  • He said Australia had privately urged the US to up its game in the Pacific, as concerns mount about China’s possible ambitions to establish military bases

Topic |   Pacific nations
Pacific island nations’ flags are seen at a Pacific Islands Forum summit in 2018. Photo: AFP
Pacific island nations’ flags are seen at a Pacific Islands Forum summit in 2018. Photo: AFP
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