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Papua policy not contrary to Indonesia’s push for transparency, democratisation says Natalegawa

Indonesia’s Foreign Minister says Papua is becoming less an international issue than it once was, and that many countries that once raised the issue no longer do so. Continue reading

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: China involved in new satellite program for Pacific Island countries (Radio New Zealand International) Sudden Saipan Air cancellation dismays CNMI government(Marianas Variety) 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 … Continue reading

PNG citizenship for Indonesian national revoked, Trade Pasifika preview

Highlights from the region’s media: PNG Prime Minister revokes controversial citizenship for Indonesian (The National) Editorial: Proper to revoke citizenship (The National) Trade Pasifika 2012 gets under way next week: show aims to increase trade to China, Japan, Philippines and beyond (Pacific Periscope) CNMI needs US$6 million to catch up on tourism promotion, marketing; crucial … Continue reading

Micronesia’s future between the China and the US, Chinese company plans Samoa resort

Headlines from the region’s media: Analysis: Micronesia’s future between China and the US (Scott Leis @ East Asia Forum) Chinese company plans major resort in Samoa (Radio New Zealand International) Indonesian govt has comprehensive design on Papua (Antara) American Samoa may use Manila hospitals for medical referrals (Radio New Zealand International) Illegal fishing from Indonesian, … Continue reading

Papua update, Fiji mine investment should strengthen ties with China, Vanuatu to join WTO

Highlights from the region’s media: Papua killing raises pressure on Indonesians (Radio New Zealand International) Mining company to invest F$75 million in Fiji iron project, should strengthen Fiji-China links (Fiji Live) Nauru asks Japan to help rebuild main quay (Radio New Zealand International) Vanuatu Ambassador announces country’s acceptance into WTO (Vanuatu Daily Post) Guam needs … Continue reading

Papua unrest intensifies, noni juice exports to China hailed, Rio+20 preview

Highlights from the region’s media: Riots in Indonesia’s Papua after independence activist killed (Reuters) Bottled noni juice exports to China hailed by Samoa growers (Radio New Zealand International) American Samoa’s Faleomavaega worried about more Papua bloodshed (Radio New Zealand International) Blue economy’ theme urges Rio+20 to consider Pacific needs (Pacnews) Former Fiji Foreign Minister calls … Continue reading

Fiji PM meets potential Chinese investors, ADB-Japan support FSM ports, Papua updates

Highlights from the region’s media: Fiji’s Bainimarama meets potential investors in China (Ministry of Information/Pacnews)  ADB, Japan support safe port operations in Federated States of Micronesia (Asian Development Bank)  Indonesia to assist Fiji in seaweed farming (Fijilive) American Samoa looks to Philippines for doctors (Radio New Zealand International)  Indonesia: Policies for growth (Oxford Business Group) … Continue reading

Log demand threatens PNG animals, Tonga signs MOU with China, Papua violence concerns

Highlights from the region’s media: Asian demand for logs a threat to PNG native animals: Study (Radio Australia) Tonga signs MOU for two new planes from China (Radio and TV Tonga/Pacnews) Cook Islands looks to China for health cooperation (Cook Islands News) Activists and army clash in troubled West Papua (Sydney Morning Herald) Indonesian military … Continue reading

North Korea and Fiji updates, Solomons concerned over quarantine violations, Forum urged not to forget Papua

Highlights from the region’s media: North Korea to assist Fiji’s fisheries sector (Fijilive) North Korean delegation discusses development in Fiji (Fijilive) Solomons companies warned over quarantine violations: Concern over Indonesian shipment (Solomon Star) Forum security officials urged not to ignore Papua violence (Radio New Zealand International) Indonesian President Urged To Begin Dialogue Over West Papua … Continue reading

PNG nickel attracts Chinese money, Marshalls company secures India job, new mining interest in Solomons from Japan

Highlights from the region’s media: PNG nickel mine attracts Chinese money (Radio Australia) Marshall Islands construction company secures contract for India project (Marianas Business Journal) New mining interest in Solomon Islands from Japan, US (Radio Australia) Market jitters hit Pacific funds (Radio Australia) Youth activists demand Vanuatu review West Papua position (Vanuatu Daily Post) ADB … Continue reading

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