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A Chinese aircraft carrier sails.
A Chinese aircraft carrier sails.

Beijing Eyes New Military Bases Across the Indo-Pacific

Tanzania, Cambodia, and the UAE are on China’s wish list—and now Kiribati, within striking distance of Hawaii.

A fisherman holds a batch of tuna in Kiribati, where fishing is one of the most common occupations, on Sept. 25, 2015.
A fisherman holds a batch of tuna in Kiribati, where fishing is one of the most common occupations, on Sept. 25, 2015.

How Eight Pacific Island States Are Saving the World’s Tuna

They have created a strikingly successful scheme that prevents overfishing and raises local incomes at once.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Kiribati President Taneti Maamau sign a memorandum of understanding at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on Jan. 6.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Kiribati President Taneti Maamau sign a memorandum of understanding at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on Jan. 6.
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Ex-Russian MP Floats Plan to Restore Russian Monarchy. In the South Pacific.

And all he needs is for the tiny island nation of Kiribati to sign on the dotted line.

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The Making of a Climate Refugee

Ioane Teitiota, a migrant farmer from the tiny island nation of Kiribati, is a test case for determining whether millions of people, pushed from their homes by climate change, will be acknowledged -- or forgotten.

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