China's economic presence in the Pacific

Last Modified: Sun May 20 2018 11:29:49 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • $90 million
    Funding provided by China EXIM Bank for construction of a new wharf at Espiritu Santo island in Vanuatu, one of the longest in the South Pacific. Built by Chinese contractors, it can accommodate three cargo ships or two cruise liners at the same time.
  • $2 billion
    Chinese capital poured into the Ramu nickel mine in Papua New Guinea. Other investments in mining include gold and bauxite mines in Fiji.
  • 50%
    of Vanuatu's debt is owed to China.
  • 40%
    of Samoa's debt is owed to China
  • 66%
    of Tonga's debt is owed to China.