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This week world leaders descend on Papua New Guinea for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, an event that has stoked controversy before it even begins.
The ambitious plan announced yesterday represents a seismic shift in Pacific policy that will reverberate through the region for decades.
Australia is ramping up its commitment to the Pacific, opening several new diplomatic posts and establishing a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure bank for projects in the region.
Australian nun and human rights campaigner Patricia Fox she has mixed feelings about returning to Australia after being deported from the Philippines.
A former Manus Island MP says there was no discussion with locals about Australia and Papua New Guinea's deal to jointly redevelop a naval base on the island, and the plan lacks important details.
China has been accused of using loans and aid projects to bolster influence in the region, but Wang Yi says those "pointing fingers" should put their efforts into contributing.