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China row has Cook Islands in the spotlight

Thursday 11 January 2018 | Published in Local

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China row has Cook Islands in the spotlight
Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells with Cook Islands prime minister Henry Puna. Fierravanti-Wells, Australia's minister for international development and the Pacifi c, met with the PM during a two-day visit last year. 18010925Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells with Cook Islands prime minister Henry Puna. Fierravanti-Wells, Australia's minister for international development and the Pacifi c, met with the PM during a two-day visit last year. 18010925

The row over an Australian senator’s criticism of Chinese aid activities in Pacific countries gained momentum yesterday, with specific mention of the Cook Islands’ involvement with the Asian superpower mentioned in several online news stories.

The row over an Australian senator’s criticism of Chinese aid activities in Pacific countries gained momentum yesterday, with specific mention of the Cook Islands’ involvement with the Asian superpower mentioned in several online news stories.


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