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How China's Gift of an Aeroplane Put Tonga, New Zealand at Odds

Nuku'alofa, Tonga: It's almost 10am, but the barista at this tiny Pacific kingdom's domestic air terminal has yet to make a single cup of coffee. Molly Fatai says her wages at the cafe have been cut by a third since last year. Flights leaving for Tonga's outer islands have been halved to two or three per day, except for Sundays, when there are no flights at all. The absent coffee-drinkers are mainly New Zealanders, the most common visitors to these remote, poor and beautiful… ( More...

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