China pushes Common Development Vision over 10 Pacific Nations

Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall Of The People Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Beijing. China wants 10 small Pacific nations to endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries in what one leader warns is a “game-changing” bid by Beijing to wrest control of the region. (Lintao Zhang/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • China wants 10 Pacific nations to endorse sweeping agreement
  • China wants 10 small Pacific nations to endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries in what one leader warns is a “game-changing” bid by Beijing to wrest control of the region
  • Wang is visiting seven of the countries he hopes will endorse the “Common Development Vision” — the Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Papua New Guinea
  • Micronesia’s President David Panuelo has written an eight-page letter… warning the agreement opens the door for China to own and control the region’s fisheries and communications infrastructure. He said China could intercept emails and listen in on phone calls.
  • “an intent to shift those of us with diplomatic relations with China very close to Beijing’s orbit, intrinsically tying the whole of our economies and societies to them.”
  • This comes after China signed a separate security pact with the Solomon Islands last month.

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