This essay is as per a closed book exam, write it all in your own words with
NO quotes (not even slightly altered quotes) and no detailed statistics as
the focus is on ideas. Footnotes or textual notes are not required. Do append a separate bibliography listing all readings that informed your understanding of the
topic. I am being assessed on big picture knowledge, comprehension, relevance, clarity of analysis, argument, and expression.
Essay topic: Analyse the impact of China’s engagement with the Pacific Islands.