Is Bougainville the subsequent battleground between China and the United States? | EUROtoday

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ARAWA, Papua New Guinea On a heat morning in November, a barrel-chested and battle-scarred man arrived to Capitol Hill for a gathering he hoped would assist save his struggling homeland.

Ishmael Toroama was launched to 2 members of the U.S. House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party because the president of Bougainville, an autonomous area of Papua New Guinea within the South Pacific. But his earlier occupation was evident within the arm that hung limply at his left aspect as he shook the lawmakers’ arms.