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Japan eyes CNMI for tsunami debris, Korean Institute to invest in Fiji seafloor exploration, Controversial Chinese fishermen home from Palau

Highlights from the region’s media:

  • Japan firm eyes CNMI’s northern Islands for tsunami – debris dump (Marianas Variety)
  • Korean Institute to invest US$31 million in seafloor exploration in Fiji (Fiji Live)
  • 25 Chinese fishermen detained in Palau arrive home (Xinhua)
  • Tonga looking for closer relations with Asia and Europe (RNZI)
  • Freeport McMoRan ripe for takeout, analysts say (Mining News)
  • Solomons immigration linked to beche-de-mer scandal. Illegal passports allegedly issued to Chinese businessmen (Solomon Star)
  • Mandarin learning taking off in Pacific (RNZI)
  • IMF raises global growth forecast to 3.5%. China remains the global driver (AFP/Pacnews)
  • Fiji government looks at tuna management plan to reduce the number of chartered fishing vessels (Fiji Times)
  • Palm oil imports to arrive in Thailand by May 1 (Bangkok Post)
  • Campaigners say Pacific countries are vulnerable to human trafficking (RNZI)
  •  ADB provides US$1 million for Fiji flood relief (Pacnews)

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