It can be seen from this that the summit hosted by the US is increasingly losing the recognition of Pacific Island countries, Chen Hong, executive director of the Asia Pacific Studies Centre of East China Normal University, told the Global Times on Sunday. The meeting is part of Biden's efforts to increase engagement with Pacific Island nations where the US is in a battle for influence with China. The US' aim in hosting the summit is attempting to rope in Pacific Island countries, and its so-called aid is essentially a transplantation of the Western political system. As such assistance does not touch the real needs of the region, it is to enhance people's lives and address the threat of climate change. In contrast, China has engaged in practical cooperation with regional nations for win-win development, he said. On Saturday, China and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste issued a joint statement on establishing a comprehensive strategic partnership, with the two countries agreeing to implement more concrete cooperation in industry revitalization, infrastructure development, food self-sufficiency and livelihood improvement.