Ten Pacific Island nations have snubbed China by rejecting the terms of a sweeping security and trade pact, in a blow to Beijing’s ambitions to forge new alliances in the region. On a visit to Fiji today, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi urged the countries not to be “nervous or anxious” about the proposals, which would involve China training local police, collaborating on cybersecurity, conducting sensitive marine mapping and gaining greater access to the nations’ natural resources.