New Caledonia holds 3rd independence vote amid French bid to counter China in Indo-Pacific

//New Caledonia holds 3rd independence vote amid French bid to counter China in Indo-Pacific

New Caledonia holds 3rd independence vote amid French bid to counter China in Indo-Pacific

Voters in the South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia are set to decide on Sunday whether to break away from France, a referendum that is important for French geopolitical ambitions and is being closely watched amid growing Chinese influence in the region.But pro-independence forces are refusing to take part, accusing the French government of trying to rush through the vote.The Covid-19 crisis complicated the campaign for the referendum, the third and last such vote foreseen as part of…

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