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What China wants in the Pacific

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Asian leaders are gathering in Papua New Guinea for a key economic summit.

China's growing influence in the Pacific - where it's been ramping up investment - is attracting plenty of attention as meetings get underway.

The BBC's Asia business correspondent Karishma Vaswani is there - here's her analysis on exactly what China wants from the Pacific.

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