Report: China targets 2 diplomatic allies with Pacific aid


              FILE - A Chinese Embassy staff member gestures to stop taking photos outside the embassy accommodation building in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, April 8, 2019. Beijing was targeting its Pacific aid to new diplomatic allies Solomon Islands and Kiribati while Chinese financial support across the region continued to decline, the Lowy Institute has reported, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, in its latest annual analysis of regional aid. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
            
              FILE - A man walks past a development site for a Chinese Investment bank in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, April 10, 2019. Beijing was targeting its Pacific aid to new diplomatic allies Solomon Islands and Kiribati while Chinese financial support across the region continued to decline, the Lowy Institute has reported, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, in its latest annual analysis of regional aid. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)