China builds influence in Pacific – CNN

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Chinese Premier was to open talks with eight leaders in Fiji on Tuesday — a move one expert said was designed to cement ’s influence in the and freeze out Taiwan.

During a one-day stopover in Fiji, which begins later Tuesday, Wen was due to meet with Pacific island leaders whose governments have diplomatic relations with China.

The decision to exclude countries which have relations with Taiwan is the latest round in what experts sometimes refer to as “dollar ” between Beijing and Taipei.

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