Archive for the ‘Papua New Guinea’ Category

Papua New Guinea’s Planned Gold Monopoly Will Weigh Economy Down

Via Nikkei Asia, an article on Papua New Guinea’s plan to now send their gold overseas for processing: Gold has long been one of Papua New Guinea’s top exports but its vital contribution to the country’s economy is now at risk. Prime Minister James Marape is pushing for parliamentary votes next month on two bills that […]

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China To Push BRI During Visits to Indonesia, Cambodia, and Papua New Guinea

Via South China Morning Post, an article on China’s top diplomat Wang Yi’s plans to push belt and road during visits to Indonesia, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea: Foreign Minister Wang Yi will travel to the three countries this week as Beijing steps up diplomacy with Southeast Asia amid US rivalry China is a top […]

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The Pacific Power Game

Courtesy of The Wire China, a look at how – with a new multi-billion dollar aid package agreed – the U.S. is trying to keep up with China in a strategically important region: The small island countries that dot the vast Pacific Ocean are sparsely populated and hard to pinpoint on a map. Yet in […]

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Going For Gold: China’s Investment Presents Gilded Dilemma For PNG

Courtesy of The Wire China, an article on China’s growing appetite from Papua New Guinea’s gold: On a quiet, green bend of the Frieda River, in the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea, sits 16 hectares of land that may become one of the largest open-pit mines on earth. The Frieda River Project — operated […]

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Pacific Nations Caught in China-U.S. Rivalry

Via Nikkei Asia, an article on Pacific nations caught in China-U.S. rivalry, with PNG aiming for stable relations with both, while Palau awaits Washington funding: Pacific island nations are seeking to balance emerging economic opportunities against the risks of being caught in the crossfire of U.S.-China rivalry, as geopolitical competition intensifies in the region. Ministers […]

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Papua New Guinea Will Not Be ‘Reckless’ With China Loans: PM

Via France24, an article on Papua New Guinea’s use of BRI funding: Papua New Guinea’s prime minister has promised to tread carefully with Belt and Road funding from China, telling AFP on Monday he would not be “reckless” with foreign loans. China and the United States have been jockeying for influence in the South Pacific state, […]

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