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: XinhuaVanuatu 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?

Topic |   US-China relations
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: XinhuaVanuatu 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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