US heads off China with Bougainville referendum funding

THE US, Australia, New Zealand and Japan have helped plug a funding gap of K7.1 million (A$2.9 million) for the upcoming Bougainville referendum, a move that was just as much about sidelining China as it was the referendum.

US heads off China with Bougainville referendum funding US heads off China with Bougainville referendum funding US heads off China with Bougainville referendum funding US heads off China with Bougainville referendum funding US heads off China with Bougainville referendum funding
Two sources told Reuters China was not blocked from helping fund the referendum, but neither was it invited to contribute when the funding shortfall emerged earlier this year.
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