9 Nov 2018

Marshalls President, facing ouster, blames Chinese influence

From , 6:04 am on 9 November 2018

The Marshall Islands President, Hilda Heine, says an impending vote of no confidence against her is part of a Chinese-backed effort to take over one of the country's atolls.

On Monday, the Nitijela, or parliament, will vote on whether to unseat Dr Heine, the first and only female head of state in the Pacific.

Mackenzie Smith reports.

Marshall Islands' President Hilda Heine speaks at the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York.

Hilda Heine Photo: AFP or licensors