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China’s moves in the South Pacific

US tech stocks fell to their lowest level in more than a year, the Brexit trade deal has caused a “steep decline” in UK trade with the EU, Chinese businesses have scoured the globe for important strips of land including islands in the South Pacific. 

Mentioned in this podcast:

Alphabet earnings decline as online advertising momentum slows

UK-EU trade relationships tumble after Brexit

The Chinese companies trying to buy strategic islands

US steps up efforts to court Solomon Islands after China security deal

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