The Chinese telecoms giant Huawei aims to have 5G-capable devices on the market by next year, but the technology is still in its infancy. And not everyone trusts Huawei and the Chinese government.
Canberra is ready to invest billions in Pacific nations with an infrastructure and diplomacy campaign to counter China's perceived influence. Australia also plans to redevelop a military base on Papua New Guinea.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas finished his trip to China looking ahead to Germany's seat on the UN Security Council beginning in 2019. He said arms control was a particular challenge for both countries to tackle.
Both China and Estonia have built digital public data systems that play a big role in everyday life. The major difference is China is exerting control and Estonia is fostering trust.
China's premier has hailed progress on an agreement that would "ensure peace and stability" in the strategic sea. Beijing has continued to fill a void as US influence in the region wanes under Donald Trump.
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