About 2 weeks ago, the US launched an economic plan for the pacific region to counter China's influence and Biden said that the US would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan. The US and South Korea are conducting naval drills off the coast of Okinawa due to the fear that North Korea (which recently took over as the head of the UN Conference on Disarmament) is going to be carrying out another nuclear test soon. In July, 26 nations (including South Korea and the US) are going to be participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises off the coasts of California and Hawaii. China and Australia are both trying to strengthen ties with pacific island nations. A while ago, China signed a security pact with the Solomon islands, and just recently signed an agreement with Samoa and is proposing economic and security agreements with several other Pacific nations. Australian officials (who were just elected quite recently) have also been meeting with pacific leaders in an effort to improve relations.
News from the Pacific region
I wonder what this will mean for future geopolitics in the Pacific.