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CNMI touted as place for Chinese women to give birth, Japan confirms May PALM

Highlights from the region’s media

CNMI touted as attractive place to have babies for women from China (Saipan Tribune/Radio New Zealand International)


Japan confirms sixth Pacific Alliance Leaders Meeting (PALM 6)  for May (Fiji Sun)


Guam government plans to be adjusted to reflect reduced military buildup (Pacific Daily News)


Freeport-McMoRan Copper says will save $160 million in interest after redeeming $3 billion notes (mining.com)


Philippines looking to revamp mining rules in latest example of resource nationalism

May review resource contracts, tighten rules and cut tax breaks (Bloomberg/Mining.com)


Urban flood controls must be regional priority: World Bank (The Nation)

Launches a “practical guide”  to reducing losses from flooding


Fake medicines hampering eradication of malaria (Radio Australia)


Papua to get huge cement factory (Radio New Zealand International)


Tonga suffering from global economic downturn (Radio New Zealand International)


CNMI Filipinos sign petition to keep Saipan consulate (Saipan Tribune)


PNG, Taiwan strengthen agriculture collaboration (The National)



About Samantha Magick

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