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France and Pacific Islands to counter ‘predatory’ fishing as China extends reach




French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said France and South Pacific nations would launch a South Pacific coastguard network to counter “predatory” behaviour, which an adviser said was aimed at illegal fishing, as China expands its maritime reach.The United States and allies, including France, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, are actively expanding their activity in the Pacific to counter China’s influence.Though tiny in land mass, Pacific islands control vast swathes of resource-rich…



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