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China gave less aid to Pacific despite increasing engagement, Australian report says

Published Sep 29 2021 at 2:34 AM GMT
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  • China gave significantly less aid to Pacific island nations in recent years despite Beijing’s diplomatic efforts to increase its influence in the region, according to a Sydney-based think tank.
  • Chinese aid to the Pacific shrank by 31 per cent in 2019 to US$169 million, the Lowy Institute said in its annual Pacific Aid Map released on Wednesday.
  • Only the World Bank pulled back more that year, but that had been expected after aid tripled between 2017 and 2018 through an extraordinary burst of….




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  • Published Sep 29, 2021 2:34 AM GMT