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Vanuatu defends speedy China extraditions

July 10, 2019 2:14 PM

WELLINGTON (AFP) - Vanuatu has denied bowing to pressure from Beijing by allowing Chinese police to enter the Pacific island nation and extract six criminal suspects without them facing a local court.

China not seeking 'sphere of influence' in Pacific, Xi says

May 29, 2019 9:27 AM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China is not seeking a sphere of influence in Pacific Ocean island states, President Xi Jinping told the visiting prime minister of Vanuatu amid fears in Western capitals of China's growing role in the region.

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