Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: 🤍sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Foreign ministers of 10 Pacific island nations have failed to endorse a proposed security cooperation deal with China after a meeting with Beijing’s top diplomat in Fiji. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi used a video link on May 30, 2022, for the meeting with his counterparts from Fiji as well as from Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia, as part of his 10-day tour through the region. The officials discussed Beijing’s proposed “Common Development Vision” document, but did not immediately endorse the document and Micronesia’s President David Panuelo raised strong concerns about the proposal’s security arrangements. Wang has tried to ease concerns over China’s motives in the Pacific islands, which has emerged as a contested region in competition for geopolitical influence as China, the US and Australia all try to increase their engagement with the region. Related story: Pacific island states mull China security deal as Beijing tries to deepen ties 🤍sc.mp/51ly Support us: 🤍subscribe.scmp.com Follow us on: Website: 🤍🤍scmp.com Facebook: 🤍facebook.com/scmp Twitter: 🤍twitter.com/scmpnews Instagram: 🤍instagram.com/scmpnews Linkedin: 🤍🤍linkedin.com/company/south-china-morning-post/ #scmp #China #Pacificnations
Hoping for peace. US and Canada are still the best places to live, let's keep it that way.
Thought bubbles on the left side of the table" How cheap are these Coconuts?" Pacific Islanders on the right side "Wish I'd worn my jacket with the really big pockets" 😂😂
China very clever to Bullshiet, example Srilanka debt trap
Beat China back to the caves where they came from.
China knows they can't get an Ally in relevant East Asian and Southeast Asian Economies, then they're focusing in the Pacific
Why not go to the democratic Asian countries, India and Japan, for assistance, my friends?? Or even the Taiwanese, they are also a large economy??
Please don't trust china. They will try to cheat your country.
Well its understandable, risky to be in between giants, also there is no immediate need for external security like the Soloman Islands needs with rebels and racism on the rise.
Just like US is peddling for influence recently in the SEA region and falling short.
More prefer to sit on the sideline and not be used as proxies.
I think Ukraine ending up being used for proxy war is a sobering lesson.
As a Malaysian citizen I could say it is a bogus deal, just look how China violating UN Law at South China Sea.
If China doesn’t secure deals there… guess who will? USA
Well isn't that embarrassing for the communist
go ahead and shake hands then you will learn your lives no long matter
China will hopefully liberate Australia one day for the aboriginal people of that land
There’re no security issues with these Pacific Islands unless CIA involved
why there is a flag of uk there
two Mafias making a PACT!! theres no HONOR AMONG THIEVES....
Doing a deal with China is just another way of preventing them from taking your country by force. China is powerful & could technically take over any country it wants. Telling a powerful country that you want to do business with them is laughable because you know you really have no fkg choice. China has a massive population & even more massive needs for natural resources.