Pacific islands reject China's 'geopolitical point scoring,' but US and allies see warning sign

The island nations that stretch across the South Pacific -- sparsely populated atolls and volcanic archipelagos, known more for tourism than lucrative natural resources -- may not seem, at first glance, to be a major geopolitical prize.

Pacific islands reject China's 'geopolitical point scoring,' but US and allies see warning sign
The island nations that stretch across the South Pacific -- sparsely populated atolls and volcanic archipelagos, known more for tourism than lucrative natural resources -- may not seem, at first glance, to be a major geopolitical prize.