• The poorest nation in the Pacific will host its richest economic get-together, and it could descend into a dash for cash

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    This weekend, 21 world leaders will make their way to Papua New Guinea for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, an event marked by controversy and questionable fashion photo ops.
    The Pacific region is quickly turning into a contest for influence aligning China against everyone else.
    China is winning for now, but impoverished nation's like Papua New Guinea often come out the loser.
    The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Summit or APEC, if you're feeling a little lost amid the proliferation of global get-togethers is the one where all the leaders line up afterward in...
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  • APEC Leaders Are Descending on the Pacific's New Geopolitical Battleground, Papua New Guinea

    APEC Leaders Are Descending on the Pacific's New Geopolitical Battleground, Papua New Guinea

    1 month ago - By Time

    The Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea boasts some of the highest crime, worst health metrics and foulest corruption on the planet. But its low-rise capital, Port Morseby, is also welcoming luxury cars and cruise liners this week as some world's most powerful men and women arrive for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
    The meeting is arguably the biggest thing to happen to the former Australian colony since independence in 1975, and spotlights the growing importance of South Pacific nations in the strategic tussle between China on the one hand and Washington's...
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