Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) greets his East Timorese counterpart Adaljiza Magno during his Pacific trip in Dili on June 3. Photo: Reuters
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) greets his East Timorese counterpart Adaljiza Magno during his Pacific trip in Dili on June 3. Photo: Reuters

US, Japan and allies form new Pacific group to blunt China’s influence

  • Australia, New Zealand and the UK are also part of the Partners in the Blue Pacific forum that will help Pacific island nations tackle challenges like climate change
  • The US intends to invite related foreign ministers later this year to review progress amid concerns about Beijing’s growing clout in the region

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) greets his East Timorese counterpart Adaljiza Magno during his Pacific trip in Dili on June 3. Photo: Reuters
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) greets his East Timorese counterpart Adaljiza Magno during his Pacific trip in Dili on June 3. Photo: Reuters
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