China in the Pacific islands: What are the lessons for Africa?

  • Hilary Patroba


Introduction Pacific Island Countries’ (PICs) relation with its partners is based on shared history, common values, economic and trade relations. Over the years, developments on both the Islands and its partners have necessitated renewal of such partnerships and establishment of partnership strategies. The Islands continue to experience a number of challenges in terms of vulnerability, poverty and weak governance. More often than not, the PICs are overlooked in social, economic and development initiatives as their population accounts for a fraction of the world’s population. The majority of PICs’ population are in Papua New Guinea (PNG).