South Korea

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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

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

Indonesia welcomes Vanuatu shift on Papua, Korean shellfish off Guam shelves

Highlights from the weekend media: Indonesian Government claims success in shifting Vanuatu position on Papua (Jakarta Globe) Korean shellfish pulled off Guam store shelves (Guam PDN) Analysis: Indonesia’s big economic plans for Papua (Down to Earth Indonesia) Indonesia could be the next India… unfortunately (Wall Street Journal) Huge Philippines, Indonesia aquarium-fish exports destructive (Business Mirror) … Continue reading

Pacific Islands and Papua, PALM previews

Highlights from the region’s media: Pacific Islands and Papua Vanuatu PM’s Office reveals stand on West Papua (Vanuatu Daily Post) Solomon Islands for West Papua group urges MSG leaders to act (Solomon Star) PALM previews and Japan/Pacific relations: Japan becoming ‘significant player’ in Pacific: academic (Radio Australia) Japan’s relationship with the Pacific overshadowed by US … Continue reading

Korea explores Fiji seafloor, Palau Airways starts direct flights to Taipei

Highlights from the region’s media: Korea first to explore Fiji’s seafloor for mineral wealth (Radio Australia) Palau Airways starts direct flights between Koror and Taipei, looking at other destinations including Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Australia (Taipei Times) Allegedly Illegal logging shut-down in PNG: Malaysian and Indonesian workers in custody (PNG Post Courier) … Continue reading

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) Palau, China at odds over shoot-out incident (Radio New Zealand International) 25 Chinese fishermen detained in Palau arrive home (Xinhua) Tonga looking for closer … Continue reading

Chinese fishermen to be released in Palau, North Korea no threat to Guam

Highlights from the region’s media: Release of Chinese fisherman in Palau secured (Xinhua) President Toribiong: Palau Draws Closer to U.S. Following Confrontation With Chinese Fishing Vessel  (Pacific News Center) N.Korean rocket no threat to Guam (Pacific Daily News) West Papua concerns will be raised with Indonesia says NZ government (Stuff NZ) Visitor arrivals in Fiji … Continue reading

South Korea, Vanuatu to exchange tax info, Fiji Immigration teams up with Sri Lankan firm

From the region’s media: South Korea appoints consul to Vanuatu and agrees to exchange tax info (Daily Post) CNMI Administration urges foreign workers to be prepared for federal immigration takeover: some may not get permanent visas (Saipan Tribune) Fiji Immigration teams up with Sri Lankan firm to enhance collation of data at Fiji’s borders (Ministry … Continue reading

South Korea’s growing Pacific influence, Malaysian shipper enters PNG market

Highlights from the region’s media: A look at South Korea’s growing influence in the Pacific (Radio Australia) Malaysian shipping company enters PNG market (Post Courier) Many CNMI guest workers status still to be determined (Saipan Tribune) Japan boosts forest program in PNG (Post Courier) Opinion: Is Free Trade Worth It? The Trans-Pacific Partnership (New Matilda) … Continue reading

Pacific Islands stand firm on high seas closure, Chinese Ambassador talks up PNG

Highlights from the region’s media: High seas closure non-negotiable, say Parties to the Nauru Agreement (Saipan Tribune) Chinese Ambassador says with stable leadership, PNG could be major world player  (The National) Korea International Agency office opens in Solomon Islands (Solomon Star) Back to business at Freeport mine (Radio New Zealand International) CNMI’s Philippines Consulate prepares … Continue reading



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