Samoan capital Apia will host the third China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development Cooperation Forum, which begins on Sunday. Photo: Alamy

China expected to ramp up South Pacific push at economic forum in Samoa

  • Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua will lead delegation at two-day summit that is expected to be attended by 400 officials and 200 businesspeople
  • Observers say it is Beijing’s latest effort to regain momentum in the region and will be closely watched in the US
Topic |   Pacific nations
Samoan capital Apia will host the third China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development Cooperation Forum, which begins on Sunday. Photo: Alamy
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