Is the PNG government also a puppet for the Chinese? (via Papua New Guinea Mine Watch)

Here we see the Chinese government acting through “independent” corporations to forward its foreign policy aims. We are going to see a lot more of this.

James Pilant

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Michael Somare's astonishing admission that foreign multinational companies are able to use their powerful positions to dictate the actions of the PNG government raises again concerns about the influence of the Chinese government and its controversial the Ramu nickel mine. Speaking about the Panguna mine on Bougainville, at a time when he was Foreign Minister, Somare has admitted mining company Rio Tinto "exerted a … Read More

via Papua New Guinea Mine Watch