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ASEAN, China, Climate change, Fiji, French Polynesia, Information Technology/Telecommunications, Japan, labour issues, Northern Marianas, Papua, South Korea, Transport

China involved in new Pacific Island satellite program, Saipan Air cancellation dismays CNMI government, Local leaders want to divide Papua

Highlights from the region’s media:

  • 5-Year extension requested for CNMI immigration federalization(Saipan Tribune)
  • French Polynesia wants visa requirements relaxed for Chinese tourists (Radio Australia)
  • Local leaders want to divide Papua to save it (Jakarta Post)
  • April visitor arrivals to the CNMI up by 42 percent: Japan, Korea, Chinese markets perform well (Saipan Tribune)
  • 180% surge in intra Melanesian group trade (Fiji Times)
  • Pacific Island government representatives welcome Rio declaration; appreciate references to oceans, useful side events (Pacnews)

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