China will go its own way

The United States has been told China will go its own way with its growing aid and investment in the South Pacific and does not support combined efforts, a senior US official said Tuesday.

At a 16-nation Pacific island summit this month in New Zealand, Chinese officials explained they were “not particularly interested in sharing” fruits of their engagement, said Kurt Campbell, the US assistant secretary of state for East Asia. “Our Chinese friends politely said, frankly, we will do our own investment and we will do our own quid pro quo on a bilateral context.”


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