The country will also no longer host next month's Apec trade summit, as mass protests continue.Read more
Chile has withdrawn as host of the APEC trade summit in November and the COP25 climate summit in December after several weeks of violent unrest, President Sebastian Pinera has announced.
The summit was scheduled to bring together 20 world leaders, such as Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, over the weekend of November 16-17. The COP25 program was due to run between December 2 and 13.
“This has been a very difficult decision, a decision that causes us a lot of pain, because we fully understand the importance of APEC and COP-25 for Chile and for the world,” Pinera said in a statement.
China's push for influence in the Pacific includes offering full scholarships to overseas students.
An Asian economic summit has ended without a formal leaders' statement for the first time because of US-China divisions over trade.
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said "the two big giants in the room" had been unable to agree.
The US and China are engaged in trade war and revealed competing visions for the region at the summit.
Asian leaders are gathering in Papua New Guinea for a key economic summit.
China's growing influence in the Pacific - where it's been ramping up investment - is attracting plenty of attention as meetings get underway.
The BBC's Asia business correspondent Karishma Vaswani is there - here's her analysis on exactly what China wants from the Pacific.