Lorengau, the capital of Manus Island. Photo: Jonas GratzerLorengau, the capital of Manus Island. Photo: Jonas Gratzer
Lorengau, the capital of Manus Island. Photo: Jonas Gratzer

The tiny island with a big role in US plans for the South China Sea

  • The bare-bones Lombrum Naval Base on tiny Manus Island could be a key part of efforts to push back against Chinese influence in regional waters
  • But the big task ahead for Washington and Canberra is to calm nerves in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia about the base

Topic |   South China Sea
Lorengau, the capital of Manus Island. Photo: Jonas GratzerLorengau, the capital of Manus Island. Photo: Jonas Gratzer
Lorengau, the capital of Manus Island. Photo: Jonas Gratzer
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