PNG security talks with China rouse local anger


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The Biden administration last year also signed a defence co-operation agreement with PNG. Confirmation of the Chinese-PNG talks is fuelling fresh anxiety over Beijing’s wooing of Pacific nations. This month, Nauru abandoned its diplomatic recognition of Taiwan to switch to China. And elections in Tuvalu – one of the few nations that still recognises Taiwan – resulted in pro-Taipei leader Kausea Natano losing his seat. Mr Natano’s defeat is also likely to see Tuvalu’s new government review the Falepili Union struck with the Albanese government, a far-reaching pact that offers the Pacific nation’s citizens a migration pathway to Australia, as...