Australia beats China to funding Fiji base

The RFMF band performing at the Army's training ground in Black Rock, Nadi in this file picture. The camp will be redeveloped and transformed into a regional hub for police and peacekeeping training and pre-deployment preparation. Picture: FT FILE

SUVA/CANBERRA, 13 SEPTEMBER 2018 (THE AUSTRALIAN) – Australia successfully blocked China from funding a major ¬≠regional military base in Fiji, a move that reveals intensifying concern in Canberra over strategic competition in the South Pacific region. In a move to outbid China to secure the rights as the sole foreign donor of the Fiji Military […]

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