Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi leaves after a joint press conference with Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama in Fiji’s capital city Suva. Photo: AFP
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi leaves after a joint press conference with Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama in Fiji’s capital city Suva. Photo: AFP

China responds to Pacific island rejection with paper on ‘mutual respect and common development’

  • Pacific nations failed to reach consensus on a Chinese deal that reportedly included cooperation in law enforcement and cybersecurity
  • Fijian PM says geopolitical point-scoring means little to anyone whose life or livelihood is threatened by rising sea levels, the pandemic or rising prices

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi leaves after a joint press conference with Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama in Fiji’s capital city Suva. Photo: AFP
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi leaves after a joint press conference with Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama in Fiji’s capital city Suva. Photo: AFP
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