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Taiwan helps Pacific allies keep China’s Huawei out

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is planning to help its Pacific allies build up their telecom infrastructure in order to prevent China’s Huawei Technologies gaining a foothold in the region,...

Actions, not words – Pacific Islands urge strong commitment on climate

CANBERRA, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The world must unite and take significant action now to tackle climate change that is threatening the survival of Pacific island nations, the region's leaders said on ...

Pacific islands' alliance – how China is using rifts to its advantage

The Pacific Islands Forum – the region's most influential body that is long supported by Japan, the United States, Australia and New Zealand – is on the brink of collapsing after five ...

Five countries to abandon Pacific forum over leadership vote

Five Pacific island nations will start withdrawing from the region's main political forum, according to a joint statement, in the fallout from a fractious leadership vote last week. The preside...

Fiji deports university leader in blow to regional relations

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The leader of the University of the South Pacific and his wife were asleep at their Fiji home when a ruckus awoke them around midnight. About 15 plain-...

New Caledonia to vote on independence from France

NOUMEA, New Caledonia (AP) — Voters in New Caledonia, a French archipelago in the South Pacific, will choose whether they want independence from France in a referendum that marks a milestone in a thre...

Solomon Islands Foreign Minister visits Taiwan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Saturday announced a 5-day visit by Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele beginning Sept. 8, amid speculation of a possible switch in political all...

MOFA touts success of medical fund in Taiwan’s Pacific allies

A 12-month, US$2 million government-administered medical fund has enhanced the health and well-being of the people in Taiwan’s Pacific allies, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. La...

Taiwan and Solomon Islands ink visa waiver agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and its Pacific ally, the Solomon Islands, have reached a visa-exemption deal in Tuvalu, where the annual Pacific Islands Forum wrapped up on Friday (Aug. 16). F...

UN leader travels to Pacific to see climate change firsthand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he's traveling to three South Pacific island nations to see the effects of climate change firsthand. Speak...

UN leader arrives in New Zealand on climate change trip

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has arrived in New Zealand as part of a trip to the South Pacific to highlight the issue of climate change. Gut...

Taiwan's Pacific allies propose Taipei and Beijing receive equal diplomatic recognition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A change may be in order regarding diplomatic relations between Micronesian nations and China, as five Micronesian nations have issued a joint communique, which calls for ...

US Secretary of State emphasizes importance of supporting Taiwan among Pacific allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Feb. 19 at the Micronesia Presidents’ Summit, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, addressed leaders of five Pacific Island nations, and allies of Taiwan. Spe...

China pushes Pacific island countries to pivot away from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is challenging Taiwan’s supremacy in the Pacific; one of the country’s last support strongholds. Australia’s ABC News reported last week that Ch...

Australian prime minister backs security treaty with Vanuatu

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister has brushed off Vanuatu's resistance to a bilateral security treaty after a meeting in the South Pacific island nation that comes amid concerns ab...