Worth the risk: how Papua New Guinea could do more business with China

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China remains Papua New Guinea’s second largest source of imports and third-largest export market. Fresh from over three years in Beijing, Austrade’s new Deputy CEO considers the prospects for doing more business with China.

Analysis: Assessing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

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The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank highlights China’s collaborative approach, but who’s benefiting from the bank? What’s its footprint in the Pacific? and what does a ‘greener’ future look its current and new projects? Devpolicy’s Senior Researcher, Cameron Hill, provides an overview.

Is Chinese investment in Papua New Guinea slowing?

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While the number of Chinese businesses in Papua New Guinea has increased significantly over the past two decades, more recently direct investment from China has flagged. A pioneering new study is taking a closer look.

Opinion: Has Penny Wong given Australia a fighting chance of slowing China’s expansion in the Pacific?

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Australia’s new government has made it clear that its approach to its relationship with the Pacific will have a new type of engagement. Will it give it a chance to fight the influence of China in the region? Political consultant Jeffrey Wall explores.

To build or not to build: multibillion dollar Chinese project highlights Western Province’s dilemmas

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Reports that a Chinese company has put forward a multibillion dollar plan to develop several areas in Western Province have highlighted the lack of investment in one of Papua New Guinea’s most neglected provinces.

Boardroom briefing: Papua New Guinea’s regional clout, the customer is king, and keeping remote workers happy

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Papua New Guinea’s standing as a regional power, customer service post-COVID,  and remote care for at-home workers. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Boardroom briefing: the future of China/US relations, CDC updates corona guidance and traditional food back on the menu in Timor Leste

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The possible ‘decoupling’ of China and the US, COVID can infect people from further than six feet away and Timor Leste creates an appetite for traditional foods. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Why Papua New Guinea may never benefit from China’s Belt and Road

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Papua New Guinea signed up to China’s Belt and Road initiative in 2018 but this is unlikely to result in significant investment, according to Dinny McMahon, author of China’s Great Wall of Debt.

Boardroom briefing: has China outpaced the US? internet by balloon, and business confidence

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Has China taken a bite out of America’s top-economy status, Google’s new remote-area internet plan and how to bring back consumer confidence. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Not fast enough: why China’s push into Papua New Guinea has been ineffective [opinion]

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China’s push into PNG has been surprisingly slow and ineffective. Why has Beijing found the going so tough? Ian Kemish, Former Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, explains.