Topic-Politics

Regional wrap

1. The US in disarray with widespread violent protests 2. China passes new security law for Hong Kong 3. India-China engaged in yet another standoff along the LAC Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Major political party in Fiji suspended The largest Opposition party in Fiji has been suspended for a period of 60 days by the Registrar… Read More

The mess of Australia-China relations

The downward spiral in Australia-China relations must stop. The Australian government must take a lead towards a major and long overdue reset. The Australian government… Read More

Coronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing

Here is the latest news about the Covid-19 outbreak across the Pacific, from Dan McGarry and Tess Newton Cain on Wednesday 27 May. The total… Read More

The brights spots of China’s post-coronavirus economy

China is banking on a boost in “new infrastructure” – including artificial intelligence and big data, with the 5G mobile network the main priority, says Rowan Callick. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Former Prime Minister arrested on arrival in PNG Former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was arrested on his arrival into Port Moresby on Saturday. He was… Read More

Crisis, resilience and agency in the Pacific

“For Vanuatu while the government is giving out its relief supply, people in the communities are mobilising and bringing raw food crops to the people in the affected areas … Read More

Border disputes between India and Nepal: Will India act as a responsible rising power?

India and Nepal’s enduring border disputes have repeatedly provoked nationalist movements and protests in Nepal and alienated Nepal from India. Resolving the disputes through cooperative… Read More

Behind China’s newly aggressive diplomacy: ‘wolf warriors’ ready to fight back

When former President Hu Jintao visited Australia in 2003, he began his address to parliament by describing the exploits of a 15th century Chinese admiral, Zheng… Read More

Monetary policy statement by the Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea

Mr Loi M Bakani CMG, Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea The spread of Coronavirus, Covid-19, and its adverse impact through the disruption… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
One region, one family, one report: Activating trade and investment between Australia and the Pacific islands region
Indonesia's "Pacific elevation": Elevating what and who?
COVID-19 and Solomon Islands: How is the economy holding up?

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