US-China battle for influence sees Trump welcome leaders of South Pacific island nations to the White House

Posted In: News Date:May 21st, 2019

The presidents of Palau, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia are making the historic visit as the US tries to shore up its power base in the Indo-Pacific
Experts say China’s growing economic ties with those states have Washington worried that Beijing might eventually displace it as the major power in the region