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Fears Bougainville independence will open Pacific door for China
By Online Editor
10:11 pm GMT+12, 18/06/2019, Papua New Guinea
“They will need, according to international studies, at least K900 million (AUD$390m) a year to rebuild Bougainville as an independent state.” He said independence would also mean “Papua New Guinea will not be able to be politically responsible for an independent Bougainville state…
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