South Pacific Military Base Could Bolster China’s Signals Capability China has approached Vanuatu about the possibility of setting up a base in that South Pacific island state, Australian media report. Discussions are at the preliminary stage but could result in a full military base being established, Fairfax Media says, quoting senior security officials of undisclosed nationality. Vanuatu is about 1,800 km (1,100 mi.) east of Australia and a similar distance north of New Zealand. ...

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