Islets in Western Province of the Solomon Islands. Photo: AFP
Jane Golley
Opinion

Opinion

Jane Golley

Australia’s belt and road dilemma in the Pacific: is China a partner or competitor?

  • Canberra has expressed a willingness to work with Beijing on much needed infrastructure in the region
  • However, concerns abound, ranging from standards to security threats, which have made the country hesitant to dive in

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Islets in Western Province of the Solomon Islands. Photo: AFP
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Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: EPA

PNG leader vows ‘no special treatment’ for Chinese or Australian investors

  • Prime Minister James Marape visited Australia, which wants to ensure its Pacific neighbours are not beholden to Chinese funding
  • Marape previously said China’s relationship with his nation was none of Australia’s business
Topic |   Pacific nations

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Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: EPA
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