After U.S. Secretary Antony Blinken and Papua New Guinea Defense Minister Win Bakri Daki signed a new military agreement in May, opposition to the agreement, which has yet to be ratified, formed. Opposition Leader Jospeh Leland is leading the charge, telling Benar News that the agreement “has sparked unprecedented protests and opposition all over the country. The issue of sovereignty and constitutionality of that agreement is now being tested.”
What’s at stake here is whether the Papua New Guineans want to be committed to what is, effectively, an anti-China policy while living in China’s backdoor. While the opposition leader doesn’t question the government’s right to make agreements with foreign nations, he claims, “As leader of the opposition it is my duty to ensure that all lawful checks and balances are strengthened or are available and that at all times, PNG’s sovereignty is not unnecessarily compromised.”
He believes this agreement does breech PNG’s sovereignty. A Pacific Analyst, Mihai Sora, believes the government has enough to get the agreement ratified, but the government has failed, so far, to explain the benefits of the agreement. The tensions leave the door open for the CCP to seek to influence the island nation through the opposition party to tilt the nation towards China, as has happened in the Solomon Islands.
The protests are real, and as the DNC-CCP continues to push its anti-human agenda on its “allies,” those “allies” are finding better terms with China and Russia, who aren’t seeking to make them support abortion or gay rights or “anti-racist” (which are racist) policies like the Biden administration has been doing, and aggressively so.
America is in danger of losing more friendly ports of call as China continues its campaign to freeze America out of the South China sea.