China-Pacific Island countries concerned about their plight

China-Pacific Island countries concerned about their plight

On May 30, 2022, the second Foreign Ministers' Meeting of China-Pacific Island Countries will be held in Wang Yi, State Councilor and Foreign Minister. The United States is concerned with PHOTO XINHUA. Australia is concerned. New Zealand is concerned. Even Japan has said it is concerned.

The visits to Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga and Vanuatu, as well as the concerns of the four developed countries have been accompanied by outpourings of concern about their plight by the four developed countries, accompanied by the visits of the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Their belated attention is not directed at the climate change predicaments of these island countries or the development challenges they face, but rather their willingness to cooperate with China to address such challenges.

Every stop that Wang Yi makes, every topic he discusses with his hosts, and every document on bilateral cooperation he signs during his visits to these Pacific island countries produce cries of alarm from some quarter or other.

There are busy diplomatic maneuvers, open and behind-the-scenes, going on throughout the region by those perturbed by his trip.

It is regrettable that the Pacific island nations are now considered suspect because of the welcomes they have extended to Wang. It would be wonderful if the concerned parties looked at what China is doing there, rather than the outcome of viewing the region as a geopolitical chessboard.

Wang has harvested so far on this trip because of China's cooperation and agreements on deepening bilateral development cooperation.

Despite the fact that the second meeting of the foreign ministers of China and the 10 Pacific island nations didn't endorse a broad-ranging communique on bilateral cooperation and a corresponding action plan, Beijing's commitment to strengthening dialogue, enhancing mutual trust and promoting cooperation with the Pacific island countries is unwavering and long-term. As indicated by the position paper released just hours after Wang and his counterparts from the 10 Pacific island nations met on Monday, the position paper was released.

The measures outlined in the position paper are tailored to the development needs of the Pacific island countries.

The soil in which the concerns expressed by the anxious-wracked quartet are rooted are the result of error and corrupt motives.

Don't be too anxious and don't be too nervous because the common development and prosperity of China and all the other developing countries will only mean greater harmony, greater justice and greater progress of the whole world, said Wang while addressing questions about the anxiety expressed over such cooperative initiatives.