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China is negotiating security deals with two further Pacific nations following its agreement with the Solomon Islands last month, the Financial Times newspaper reported, citing officials in the U.S. and allied countries.

Beijing’s talks with Kiribati are the most advanced, the newspaper said, adding that China was discussing a pact with at least one other Pacific country. The agreements would cover much the same ground as the deal with the Solomon Islands, it said, citing an intelligence official from a U.S. ally.

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