Biden to host Pacific island leaders in US charm offensive vs China


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[1/2] Solomon Islands' Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister James Marape, Marshall Islands' President David Kabua and Samoa's Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa listen as U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the U.S.- Pacific Island Country Summit at the State Acquire Licensing Rights Read more WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will host a second summit with Pacific island leaders this week, part of a U.S. charm offensive to block further Chinese inroads into a strategic region Washington has long considered its own backyard. During the three-day meeting, the U.S. will announce diplomatic recognition...