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What’s in the secret documents signed by China and Vanuatu at APEC?

  Last week Chinese President Xi Jinping sat down with a host of Pacific Island leaders just before the APEC summit in Papua New Guinea. The...

Inside China’s ‘tantrum diplomacy’ at APEC

  For the first time in its 20-year history, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended in disarray Sunday when the 21 member countries could not...

China woos Pacific islands with loans, showcase projects

  As world leaders land in Papua New Guinea for a Pacific Rim summit, the welcome mat is especially big for China's president. A huge sign in...

Australia ramps up Pacific spending amid China debate

  Delivering a major policy speech, PM Scott Morrison said he aimed to restore the Pacific to the "front and centre" of Australia's foreign outlook. Australia...

China engages in Australia’s largest maritime drill for first time

  SYDNEY (Reuters) - China is participating for the first time in Australia’s largest maritime exercise as more than 3,000 personnel from 27 countries engage...

How China, India and the US use healthcare aid to win influence in the...

  So much so that in the Pacific region major powers are increasingly flexing their humanitarian muscles by sending hospital ships and similar aid missions...