Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pictured with Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, left, and Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela in Brisbane. Photo: EPA/EFE

China ups aid spending in South Pacific as it seeks to grow influence in Australia’s backyard

Beijing is ‘buying support’, according to researcher who found that its spending in region is second only to Canberra’s

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pictured with Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, left, and Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela in Brisbane. Photo: EPA/EFE
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