The new prime minister of Samoa has confirmed she will cancel a China-backed port project, but hasn’t closed the door to the world’s second-largest economy as she navigates a path for the Pacific nation against a backdrop of intensifying regional competition between Beijing and Washington.Fiame Naomi Mataafa indicated she would only approve investments that had clear benefits for her country as she expressed doubts about the upside for the Pacific in being a pawn in a geopolitical tussle…

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