To counter China, West plans bigger f...

To counter China, West plans bigger footprint in Pacific: sources

Wednesday Aug 29 Read more: Reuters

The United States, Australia, France and Britain will open new embassies in the Pacific, boost staffing levels, and engage with leaders of island nations more often in a bid to counter China's rising influence in the region, sources have told Reuters. A Chinese flag flies in front of the Great Wall of China, located north of Beijing August 18, 2007.

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