ABC News – By Catherine Graue on Pacific Beat Calls for the West Papua region to be granted independence continued this week as activists took to the streets in various Australian cities, calling for the Federal government to support an…
Movement to push U.S. military out of Pacific Islands comes to Seattle

Three activists from the Indigenous communities of Okinawa, Guam, and Hawai’i will be speaking in Seattle later this month about efforts to remove U.S. military bases from the native lands in the Pacific. Tina Grandinetti, Kisha Borja-Quichocho Calvo and Ruth Aloua…
Interview with Ambassador Liu Quan

Dan McGarry, Vanuatu Daily Post On Tuesday this week, Kizzy Kalsakau sat down with Ambassador Liu Quan to get his impressions on the relationship between Vanuatu and China, on development, and on numerous other topics. The Ambassador, who is leaving…
No Chinese military base in Vanuatu: PM Salwai reiterated to Australia

Vanuatu’s prime minister has met his Australian counterpart and reiterated that his government will not allow China to build a military base on its shores. Vanuatu’s prime minister Charlot Salwai.Vanuatu’s prime minister Charlot Salwai. Photo: RNZ/Koroi Hawkins Following reports that…
Military base claims ‘speculative’

The Vanuatu Government has refuted claims by Fairfax Media in an article dated 09 April 2018, that it has been approached by the government of China in the pretext of setting up a permanent military presence in Vanuatu, further that preliminary…
Chinese Military Bases in Vanuatu ‘impossible’

The Daily Post Vanuatu – A Chinese embassy spokesman said yesterday that reports of a plan to establish a military base here in Vanuatu were ‘ridiculous’. “That’s impossible”, said Chen Ke, a spokesman for the Ambassador. A senior Vanuatu government advisor concurred:…

What to make of the extraordinary story in Australia’s Fairfax newspapers on Tuesday about reported discussions between China and Vanuatu that could allow the People’s Liberation Army to establish a presence in the South Pacific nation? If true, there would be significant…

Chinese ambassador calls the idea of a base ‘ridiculous’ and stresses humanitarian program  A Chinese embassy spokesman has said the idea that China is planning to establish a military base in Vanuatu is “ridiculous”.Australia’s Fairfax Media reported on Tuesday that China was eyeing a…