Papua New Guinea (PNG) considers, then delays, a policing agreement with China.


  1. Postponement influenced by Australian lobbying efforts.
  2. Prime Minister Marape prefers Australia as PNG's security partner.
  3. This complicates potential agreements with China.
  4. Multiple security partners with differing standards and procedures are challenging.
  5. Signing a deal like the Solomon Islands and Kiribati could alienate other partners.