NGA Tearline: Chinese-Built Infrastructure Projects in Papua New Guinea

In partnership with the University of Texas at Austin

This report looks at China’s infrastructure investments in Papua New Guinea as an area of growing strategic competition between China and the US, Australia, and other allies. The report follows the airport expansion work at Momote Airport under a sanctioned Chinese construction firm also connected with South China Sea work. The Momote case gives context to better understand the budding Ihu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project where military and naval bases are planned that could possibly host Chinese military forces.

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What is NGA Tearline?

NGA is partnering with expert private groups to grow public-facing, authoritative open source intelligence on various strategic and humanitarian intelligence topics that tend to be under-reported within long-form format.

This authoritative open source content will be cited for internal purposes and it will grow public trust by increasing transparency around shared public-private interest in various strategic and humanitarian intelligence topics that are fit for public consumption.

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