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Book Review: Asia in the Pacific Islands

Far Eastern Economic Review, January, 2008

Bertil Lintner reviews Asia in the Pacific Islands: Replacing the West by Ron Crocombe.
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The Sinicizing of the South Pacific

Asia Times, April 18, 2007

Papua New Guinea, and Nuku'Alofa, Tonga - There is nothing particularly unusual about the food at Ang's Chinese restaurant. In fact, the roast duck served there is excellent and the Lonely Planet guidebook assures you that its hot-and-sour soups are especially tasty. Rather, it's the eatery's ambiance that is a tad offsetting.
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America's China Worries - Part III

YaleGlobal, February 13, 2007

Growing Chinese presence in the Pacific islands unsettles locals and poses questions for the US.
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Diplomacy: A New Battle for the Pacific

Far Eastern Economic Review, August 05, 2004

Just as it is doing in Southeast Asia, Beijing is looking to build alliances that would undermine America's dominance in the Pacific.
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Postcard from Sulphur Bay, Vanuatu

Far Eastern Economic Review, May 29, 1997

Who is, or was, John Frum? No one knows for certain, but the people of Tanna still worship him as a Messiah.
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Fall-out in the South Pacific

Jane's Intelligence Review, January 1996

The price which France has had to pay for the decision to resume nuclear testing is not only global condemnation but also the possibility of losing its possessions in Polynesia.
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