US rolls out the red carpet for Pacific Islands amid China inroads

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s administration on Wednesday rolled out the red carpet for Pacific Island leaders in the face of rising Chinese influence in the region and said it expected a united front, despite friction with one nation – the Solomon Islands. In a first-of-a-kind summit in Washington, the United States promised greater aid […]

Micronesia denounces Japan’s plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific

NEW YORK – The president of the Pacific island state of Micronesia denounced at the United Nations on Thursday Japan’s decision to discharge what he called nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station into the Pacific Ocean. In an address to the UN General Assembly in New York, Mr David Panuelo said Micronesia […]

Palau calls for greater US support as it renegotiates bilateral agreement

WASHINGTON – The Pacific island state of Palau, which finds itself at the heart of a geostrategic struggle between the United States and China, called on Wednesday for greater US support to build its infrastructure and economy. Palau and two other Pacific island states, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, are currently […]

Washington should focus on climate change for Pacific islands: Leaders

SYDNEY (REUTERS) – Washington should accept Pacific island priorities for the region, making climate change – not superpower competition – the most urgent security task, the region’s leaders said in Hawaii, ahead of a meeting with US President Joe Biden this month. “The sentiment shared by Pacific island leaders is that they are hopeful that […]

Russia says its navy in joint patrols with China in Pacific

MOSCOW – The Russian and Chinese navies are holding joint patrols in the Pacific Ocean, the Russian defence ministry said on Thursday, deepening military and diplomatic ties between Moscow and Beijing when their relations with the West have soured. A ministry statement on Telegram said crews from both sides were conducting joint tactical manoeuvres and carrying […]

Novotech at ESMO Congress 2022 – New Data Shows 100% Oncology Trials Growth in APAC

SYDNEY, Sep 5, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Novotech, the leading Asia Pacific biotech specialist CRO, will attend ESMO Congress 2022 with new data showing Asia Pacific has seen a 100% growth in oncology trials during 2017 to 2021 and contributes to more than a third of the global clinical development of immune-oncology […]

Aggresive in Global Market Expansion, PIS Meets BP, Shell, and Exxon in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Sep 3, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Pertamina International Shipping (PIS) is increasingly targeting consumers in the international market. In addition to this expansion, PIS strives to continuously improve the quality and standard of service by exchanging knowledge and experiences with world energy companies. PT Pertamina International Shipping (PIS), in cooperation with […]

Jurong Port, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific and JERA Asia Come Together to Explore Establishing an Ammonia Direct Combustion Power Plant

Singapore, Aug 22, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Jurong Port, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific (MHI-AP), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and JERA Asia, a subsidiary of JERA, today concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly explore establishing a 100% ammonia direct combustion power plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, which houses […]

New Zealand Navy deploys two ships to Pacific to aid region’s security

WELLINGTON (REUTERS) – Two New Zealand naval ships are headed to the Pacific Islands next week on a three-month deployment to provide maritime security and other support for Pacific Island partners, Minister of Defence Peeni Henare in a statement said on Friday (July 22). The HMNZS Wellington, an offshore patrol vessel, and the HMNZS Manawanui, […]

Catheon Gaming ranked by KPMG & HSBC as the #1 Emerging Giant in the blockchain sector and the top 10 Emerging Giants in Asia Pacific

Sydney, Aus, July 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via — Catheon Gaming, the world’s fastest-growing integrated blockchain gaming and entertainment company, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by KPMG & HSBC as one of the top 10 Emerging Giants in Asia Pacific, the #1 Emerging Giant in the blockchain sector, and the #1 Emerging […]