Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Explaining green and blue growth

At the heart of these discussions is a concern over how to sustainably manage the planet’s resources in light of global warming, resource depletion, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem collapse.

REMIX 1 exhibition launch

In the lead up to REMIX1, some participating artists were given access to the Vanuatu Cultural Centre collections and archives to conduct research.

Pacific islands new diplomatic battleground

With US President Donald Trump absent from the APEC summit this year – Vice-President Mike Pence will go in his place – analysts say Beijing will be trying to position itself to fill the leadership vacuum.

South Pacific waking to China’s ‘debt-trap’ diplomacy

THE first round of bills are coming due for China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) recipients in the South Pacific – and few can...

Western countries to up game in Pacific

The battle for influence in the sparsely populated Pacific matters because each island state has a vote at international forums like the United Nations, and they control vast swathes of resource-rich ocean.

Tuna fisheries are vital to our Blue Continent

Fish from offshore and coastal waters can be found on our dinner tables more often than not and is essential for the food security of Pacific islanders.

Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

As China extends its influence across the Pacific, Palau is one of Taipei’s 18 remaining allies worldwide and is under pressure to switch allegiances, said officials and business people there.

Small Bites: Enticing Indonesian and cracking coffee

Where to find some tasty treats, both savoury and sweet...

A Sunday indulgence

The perfect Sunday afternoon involves sharing tasty - preferably un-fussy - food, a few chilled beverages and some good conversation.

China’s war on religion, academia

China’s President Xi has had enough. Censorship is rife. The Bible is banned. And he has put millions of people in detention camps.