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Kiribati and China to develop former climate-refuge land in Fiji

President of Kiribati says China will provide ‘technical assistance’ to convert land in Fiji into a working farm to ‘supply produce to Kiribati’

A block of land the government of Kiribati bought in Fiji half a decade ago – ostensibly to serve as a refuge when their country disappeared under a rising ocean – will be transformed into a…

  • Christopher Pala
  • The Guardian

The president of Kiribati, Taneti Maamau, announced last week that China would help fulfil his administration’s plan to resume farming on a 22 km sq parcel of land in Fiji, sparking…

Maamau has ruled out any military application – “any land or sea base” – for the…

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