Pacific

China’s focus on Pacific island nations offers potential gains but heightens US rivalry

Remote countries in the region might not seem an obvious choice for China to influence but there have been benefits for both sides.

US-Micronesia negotiations to provide measure of Pacific commitment

U.S. security deals in the northern Pacific are up for renewal in the next two years.

Pacific Partnership 2022 begins amid Solomon Islands foreign navy ban

The island nation in the South Pacific has been growing closer to China following a security pact signed in March.

RIMPAC gets under way amid rising U.S.-China tensions

The naval exercise takes place as Beijing accused Western allies of trying to create an Asian NATO.

New island rises near Tonga as undersea volcano erupts

Islands created by submarine volcanoes usually have a short life span.

RIMPAC gets under way amid rising U.S.-China tensions

The naval exercise takes place as Beijing accused Western allies of trying to create an Asian NATO.