Chinaâ€™s diplomatic activities in the Pacific, which include President Xi Jinpingâ€™s visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG) in November 2018 and the third Chinaâ€“Pacific Islands Countries (PICs) Economic Development and Cooperation Forum held in Samoa in October 2019, have received substantial attention in Australia. In stark contrast, Chinaâ€™s fast-growing academic interest in the Pacific is scarcely discussed. This In Brief introduces the main Pacific research centres in China and offers a new angle to understand Chinaâ€™s diplomacy towards the region.
|Journal||Department of Pacific Affairs|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|