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Papua New Guinea
Australia to Create New Pacific Military Unit to Counter Chinese Influence in the Region
SYDNEY–Australia will create a new military unit dedicated to training and assisting Pacific allies, Defense Minister Linda Reynolds said on July 23, as Canberra accelerates plans to undercut Chinese influence ...
July 23, 2019
Australia and PNG Pledge Closer Ties as Canberra Seeks to Renew Pacific Influence to Counter China
SYDNEY—Australia and Papua New Guinea said on July 22 their leaders will meet annually in a bid to ...
July 22, 2019
US, Japan, Australia Announce Plan for Papua New Guinea LNG Project to Counter Chinese Influence
Australia, Japan, and the United States have teamed up to finance a liquefied natural gas project in Papua ...
June 26, 2019
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Quits
SYDNEY—Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill announced his resignation on Sunday after weeks of high-level defections from ...
May 26, 2019
7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea, So Powerful It Was Felt in Australia
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea at a depth of 129.6 kilometers (80.5 miles) at 7:19 ...
May 6, 2019
Mimi Nguyen Ly
US Firm’s Plan for Australia-China Internet Cable Leaves Huawei Trailing
SYDNEY—U.S. submarine cable company SubCom said on April 10 it would lay an internet link from Australia to ...
April 10, 2019
Trudeau to Meet Key Pacific Trade Partners at APEC Leaders’ Summit
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks into this weekend's APEC leaders' summit with a chance to ...
November 16, 2018
The Canadian Press
In APEC Host Papua New Guinea, China, Australia, US Grapple Over Strategic Port
SYDNEY/BEIJING—When Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill flagged the possibility of China bankrolling a port development off ...
November 15, 2018
China Seeks to Boost Influence With APEC Forum Host Papua New Guinea
A regional power play is happening whereby donor countries vie for influence with show-stopper gifts. China's contributions have ...
November 4, 2018
Australia to Help Papua New Guinea Build a Navy Base to Fend off China
SYDNEY—Australia is to help Papua New Guinea develop a navy base and train police, Prime Minister Scott Morrison ...
November 1, 2018
China’s Timber Demand Is Destroying Forests in South Pacific Countries
Forests in countries in the South Pacific are being decimated by China’s hunger for timber. The Solomon Islands, ...
October 23, 2018
US to Counter China’s Huawei Internet Bid in Papua New Guinea
SYDNEY—The United States is working on a counter-offer to stop Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. from ...
September 28, 2018
A Month After PNG Quake and Continuing Aftershocks, Cash-Strapped Government Struggles to Help the Hardest-Hit
SYDNEY–Almost a month after a deadly earthquake, Papua New Guinea is struggling to get aid to desperate survivors, ...
March 25, 2018
Australia Welcomes Chinese Aid to Pacific, Despite New Zealand Warning
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON–Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday he supports Chinese foreign investment in impoverished Pacific Island nations ...
March 2, 2018
Papua New Guinea Officials Say Whole Villages Flattened by Deadly Quake
SYDNEY—Whole villages were flattened and water sources spoiled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 20 people, ...
February 28, 2018
At Least 14 Dead in Papua New Guinea Quake, Dozens of Powerful Aftershocks
MELBOURNE–Up to 14 people were killed in landslides and by collapsed buildings during a powerful earthquake in the ...
February 27, 2018
New Species of Weevil Named After Chewbacca From ‘Star Wars’
"Star Wars" has inspired people across a number of generations. Some of those people happen to be scientists. ...
April 28, 2016
Top Destinations in Papua New Guinea
There are a number of reasons for visiting the top destinations in Papua New Guinea but most of ...
November 17, 2014
The Traveling Tortuga
6.4 Earthquake Hits: ‘We Just All Jumped Around’
6.4 earthquake: A magnitude-6.4 earthquake shook Papua New Guinea on Wednesday but no tsunami warning was issued.
April 23, 2013
Cyberlinguistics: Recording the World’s Vanishing Voices
Of the 7,000 languages spoken on the planet, Tembé is at the small end with just 150 speakers ...
March 15, 2013
Papua New Guinea Braces For Violent Elections
Australian and New Zealand troops have been sent to Papua New Guinea as the country prepares for volatile ...
June 1, 2012
Australia Helps PNG Election Amidst Calls for Delay
More than 100 extra computers and additional manpower will be supplied by Australia to help PNG’s scheduled June ...
March 4, 2012
ANALYSIS: To AV or not to AV
With the government coalition infighting, Labour split in half, and academics arguing that tactical voting would occur, what ...
April 3, 2011
Plight of the Papuans
A low level insurgency by a small number of Papuans against Jakarta's rule has been ongoing since the ...
August 5, 2010
Political Taboo Over World War II Heroes
On March 7, the Ministry of National Defense of the Government of Taiwan consecrated the Souls of Republic ...
March 15, 2009
Confronting the AIDS Epidemic in the Pacific
Experts say local governments and aid organizations need to work together to stem an epidemic.
Hong Kong Mops Up After Fresh Violence, Braces for October 1 Anniversary
Trump Hails $500 Million Aussie Paper Mill Project in Ohio as ‘Shining Example’ of Fair Trade
3 Dead, 4 Hospitalized After Suspected Drug Overdose in Pittsburgh: Reports
Protesters and Police Clash in Another Weekend of Tension in Hong Kong
Court Rules That Gender Concerns Override Religious Principles
Modi Invites Trump to Rally in Show of Unity in Houston
‘Things Are Being Implied That Don’t Exist,’ Mnuchin Says of Trump’s Ukraine Call