China has become increasingly active in the South Pacific, with infrastructure projects, aid and funding for small, developing island nations. File photo: Handout

Australia tries to counter China’s influence in Pacific Islands, will negotiate security treaty with Vanuatu

Maritime surveillance, police and defence cooperation would underpin the security treaty,

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China has become increasingly active in the South Pacific, with infrastructure projects, aid and funding for small, developing island nations. File photo: Handout
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