The United States has taken great interest in several plans in recent years to lay optic fiber cables across the Pacific.
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Australia's pandemic response is a mix of state and federal responsibility, but Morrison's government is taking much of the blame.
The United States and its Pacific allies have concerns that cables laid by China could compromise regional security.
In a large church hall near the Samoan parliament, 175-kg judo practitioner Derek Sua is being thrown to the mat by his Japanese coach, a black-belt who is a third his size. Sua welcomes the training, usually difficult for athletes in Pacific Ocean islands to ...