A Papua New Guinean man wearing a shirt with the Chinese and Papua New Guinea flags takes a photo on his mobile phone during the 2018 opening of Independence Boulevard in Port Moresby. Photo: Reuters A Papua New Guinean man wearing a shirt with the Chinese and Papua New Guinea flags takes a photo on his mobile phone during the 2018 opening of Independence Boulevard in Port Moresby. Photo: Reuters
A Papua New Guinean man wearing a shirt with the Chinese and Papua New Guinea flags takes a photo on his mobile phone during the 2018 opening of Independence Boulevard in Port Moresby. Photo: Reuters
Australia

As China looks to buy telecoms assets in the Pacific islands, can Australia jam the call?

  • State-owned China Mobile’s reported interest in Digicel, the biggest mobile carrier in the region, is seen as being of serious national security concern to Canberra
  • Analysts say the move will allow Beijing to spy on Australia’s neighbours, and Canberra is now apparently willing to finance a potential buyer to fend off China’s advances

Topic |   Australia
A Papua New Guinean man wearing a shirt with the Chinese and Papua New Guinea flags takes a photo on his mobile phone during the 2018 opening of Independence Boulevard in Port Moresby. Photo: Reuters A Papua New Guinean man wearing a shirt with the Chinese and Papua New Guinea flags takes a photo on his mobile phone during the 2018 opening of Independence Boulevard in Port Moresby. Photo: Reuters
A Papua New Guinean man wearing a shirt with the Chinese and Papua New Guinea flags takes a photo on his mobile phone during the 2018 opening of Independence Boulevard in Port Moresby. Photo: Reuters
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