Chinese envoy walks out of meeting after row with Nauru president amid 'bullying' claims

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Tiny island’s president takes offence at ‘very insolent’ Chinese envoy during Pacific Islands Forum

A Chinese envoy to the Pacific Islands Forum was “insolent” and a “bully” for speaking out of turn during a leaders’ meeting, the president of host nation Nauru has said following a fiery exchange that exposed underlying tensions over China’s influence in the region, and threatened to derail the annual leaders’ summit.

Nauru is hosting leaders of 18 Pacific nations, plus delegations from non-member countries including the US and China, at a time of growing rivalry in a strategically important region with access to swathes of resource-rich ocean.

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