Protesters gather under the banned West Papuan flag in the city of Fakfak. Photo: AFP
Protesters gather under the banned West Papuan flag in the city of Fakfak. Photo: AFP

Is Chinese support for Pacific nations shaping their stance on Indonesia’s West Papua?

  • The island nations are unified in support of a UN investigation into human rights abuses in the province, putting pressure on Jakarta
  • As China’s influence grows, Indonesia and Australia are no longer the only sources of financial support for countries in the region

Protesters gather under the banned West Papuan flag in the city of Fakfak. Photo: AFP
Protesters gather under the banned West Papuan flag in the city of Fakfak. Photo: AFP
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