Archive for the ‘Papua New Guinea’ Category

America Is Winning Against China in Oceania

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, analysis on why there may be less to Beijing’s security gains in the Pacific than meets the eye: April 20, 2022, was a dark day for the United States in Oceania. On that day, China signed its first-ever security agreement in the South Pacific, with the Solomon Islands authorizing Chinese navy […]

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As U.S. Competes With China, It Seals 3 deals in Pacific Islands

Courtesy of Axios, an article on three recent US deals with Pacific Island states: A U.S. diplomatic offensive to counter China’s growing clout in the Pacific Islands appears to be paying dividends, with three agreements sealed within 48 hours. The big picture: The Biden administration has focused far more attention on the Pacific islands — […]

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Papua New Guinea and Singapore Sign Agreement on Carbon Markets

Courtesy of Eco Business, a report on a n MOU which could pave the way for Singapore to offset its carbon emissions by conserving Papua New Guinea’s rich forests: Singapore and Papua New Guinea will work towards building a carbon market between the two countries, according to a deal signed by ministers of both countries on […]

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Countering China, the U.S. Signs a Broad Deal to Aid Pacific Nations

Via the New York Times, an article on how Beijing’s inroads in a strategic region are pushing the Biden administration to shore up withered ties: The United States and 14 Pacific Island nations signed a broad partnership agreement on Thursday at a summit in Washington, putting climate change, economic growth and stronger security ties at the […]

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Papua New Guinea Appoints World’s First Coffee, Palm Oil Ministers

Via TRT World, an article on Papua New Guinea’s new Minister for Coffee, a position believed to be the world’s first: Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape has announced an inaugural minister for coffee, in what is believed to be the world’s first. The post shows the government’s commitment to expanding key agriculture […]

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Undersea Internet Cables: Geopolitical Tensions Tugging At The Wires

Courtesy of The Conversation, an article on the geopolitics of undersea cables: If you’ve ever emailed a resort in Fiji or Vanuatu about that long-awaited holiday, it’s likely your email travelled through an undersea internet cable. Such cables carry much of the internet traffic around the globe, in conjunction with underground fibre connections, satellites and […]

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