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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

PNG election updates, Vanuatu ready to join WTO, PNG’s participation at APEC ‘poor’

Highlights from the region’s media: Delays and fraud allegations lead to voter frustration in PNG (Radio Australia) Poll fuels illegal trade between PNG and Indonesia (The National) Guam, CNMI discuss joint efforts to promote destination Marianas (Marianas Visitors Authority) Vanuatu ready to join WTO (Radio Australia) PNG’s participation at APEC poor: Chief Secretary Zurenuoc (The … 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

Indonesia concerned about PNG citizenship decision, Japan-Pohnpei flight welcomed

Highlights from the region’s media: Indonesia concerned about Tjandra following granting of PNG citizenship (Post Courier) First direct United Airlines Japan-Pohnpei flight welcomed in FSM(Marianas Business Journal) PNG Customs warn foreign ships to follow laws after Chinese ship detained with illegal birds (The National) ADB fronts $19 million loan for new USP campus in Solomons(Solomon … 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

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

Japan keen to keep PNG investment, China a ‘better friend’ to Samoa than US

Highlights from the region’s media: Japan keen to increase PNG investment (Post Courier) China a better Pacific friend than US: Samoan PM (Radio Australia) Early days for China in Papua New Guinea (The Australian) No concern in China’s PNG funding, says Australian academic (Radio Australia) Solomons MPs don’t account for Taiwanese Development Fund spending(Solomon Star) … Continue reading

China’s Pacific aid ‘promotes regional stability’, Daru Port to ease Indonesia/Australia/PNG trade zone

Highlights from the region’s media: China-Pacific island countries cooperation promotes regional stability: China government (Xinhua) PNG’s Daru International Port set to begin construction: project looks to Indonesia-Australia-PNG free trade zone (Radio Australia) PNG parliament to vote for new Prime Minister tomorrow (Radio Australia) China, Japan driving green energy investments (Sydney Morning Herald) A closer look … Continue reading

Saipan to launch first airline, Japan wants clarity on China aid to Pacific, Solomons criticism over China trip

Highlights from the region’s media: Saipan to launch first airline with flights to Japan, China (Malaysian Insider) Japan, others want clarity on China aid / Noda pledges 500 mil. dollars to Pacific islands (Jiji Press) Japan’s “Checkbook diplomacy aimed at reining China” in Pacific Islands (China Daily) Solomons Opposition critical of trip to China (Solomon … Continue reading

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