_Ashley S. Westerman

China & The Pacific

_Reporting On China & The Pacific


Some Pacific Island Nations Are Turning To China. Climate Change Is A Factor.  

Solomon Islands Officials End Ties With Taiwan, Realign With China (Editor)

China's Ambassador To U.S. Reflects On 70 Years Of Communist Party Rule

SERIES: What It's Like To Live With A Foot In China, Another In The U.S.

Why Is China Placing A Global Bet On Coal?

In Laos, A Chinese-Funded Railway Sparks Hope For Growth — And Fears Of Debt

What China's Belt And Road Means For Elephants In Laos

Xi Urges Peaceful Unification Of China And Taiwan, But Won't Rule Out Using Force


New Caledonia might be about to break from France. Here's why the world is watching

New Caledonia goes to the polls on self-determination

How does a country with no COVID reopen its borders? These places are finding out

French Polynesia and New Caledonia see deadly COVID-19 surge

The US is building a military base in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Micronesian residents have questions.

Samoa confirmed prime minister but struggles are 'far from over'

Samoa Is In The Throes Of A Constitutional Crisis

New Zealand condemns China's treatment of Uyghurs but won't call it 'genocide'

Taiwan And Palau Launch Coronavirus Travel Bubble

New Caledonia's New Government Seen As 'Significant Turning Point' In The Pacific

The pandemic wiped out tourism on Pacific island nations. Can they stay afloat?

French Polynesia's pearl farmers combat climate change with sustinable practices

Small, Far-Flung Pacific Islands Are Combating COVID-19 Just Like The Rest Of Us

Trying To Form World's Newest Country, Bougainville Has Road Ahead

'We Need Support': Pacific Islands Seek Help And Unity To Fight Climate Change

An Asylum-Seeker Wrote A Book By Phone Texts From Manus Island Detention

This New Zealand Band Is Trying To Save Maori Culture One Head Banger At A Time


Claims Probed Of Brutal Conditions For Refugees On Island Of Nauru

Ex-Aid Worker: Abuse Of Refugee Children On Nauru Was Mostly Ignored

What Happens When An Aid Group Sees Abuse, But Is Sworn To Secrecy?

A Refugee's Tale: He Escaped Iran, Now He's Stuck On A Pacific Island

Australia's Dutton Defends Policy; Some Refugees Forced To Wait On Island

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