Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who says Beijing is not seeking a ‘sphere of influence’ in the Pacific. Photo: Xinhua
Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who says Beijing is not seeking a ‘sphere of influence’ in the Pacific. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping says China is not after Pacific ‘sphere of influence’

  • Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai assured of Beijing’s intentions during state visit
  • Will it be enough to calm Western fears of China’s growing role in the region?

Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who says Beijing is not seeking a ‘sphere of influence’ in the Pacific. Photo: Xinhua
Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who says Beijing is not seeking a ‘sphere of influence’ in the Pacific. Photo: Xinhua
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