24 Apr 2017

Chinese investment runs risk of destabilising Pacific - report

3:40 pm on 24 April 2017

A new report has found aid and investment from China runs the risk of destabilising Pacific island nations.

China flag

Photo: AFP

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute report argued the lack of political strings attached to aid from China may fuel corruption and violence.

The report also questioned the sustainability of soft loans from China to some of the countries in the region.

It said Australia could not afford to be complacent about the shifting geopolitical environment in the region.

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