The Chinese railway project has left Indonesia in a quagmire of mounting costs and missed deadlines. There are also concerns about the railway's profitability.
Autonomy in the Pacific Islands nation is at risk as Beijing makes inroads through leveraging the Solomons’ heavy debt and striking a new “security pact.”
Russia and China have made Africa deeply dependent on them through massive debt, arms supplies, and food security over the decades.
The prime minister’s visit follows Russia’s autocratic actions, as concern rises over China taking action against Taiwan, or in the Indian Ocean and South and East...
This happens as Chinese companies aggressively seek inroads in Pacific Island nations in the areas of cable and cell phone operations and port facilities.