Skip to comments.In French Polynesia, Macron tackles virus, China's ambitions
Posted on 07/25/2021 9:59:51 PM PDT by blueplum
PAPEETE, French Polynesia (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron is visiting French Polynesia to showcase France’s commitment to the region amid concerns about the impact of climate change on the Pacific island territory, the legacy of French nuclear testing on its atolls — and most of all, growing Chinese dominance in the region....
...The 4.8 million-square-kilometer (1.85 million-square-mile) Exclusive Economic Zone of French Polynesia has significant fishing and mineral resources, and authorities are seeking U.N. permission to extend the territory’s continental shelf.
France is trying to “strike back at obvious Chinese lust” for Pacific resources, said Regnault, who wrote a recent book called “The Indo-Pacific and the New Silk Roads.”
He pointed to a French military operation in the region last month, when Rafale warplanes and other military jets zipped from Europe...
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At least 161,000 people protested against the mandatory vaccination of health care workers and vaccine passports on Saturday and Macron blasted those people as “selfish” when it came to their advocacy of “freedom”.
I wrote about it and other news in the blog post today...
“…extend the continental shelf…” not explained in the article. Sounds like a hell of a trick.
That had me scratching my head, too. Surely the writer meant “extend territorial waters”? Maybe an error in translation?
Plainly the labor shortage has extended to copy editors
please also send me to tahiti to apologize for climate change
I dunno. Remember when they blew up that Greenpeace ship in New Zealand? Something to do with their nuclear testing. Easier to do in the South Pacific than it is to do in Paris.