Australia will compete with China to save Pacific sovereignty, says Bishop

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop in her office at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday. Picture: Alex Ellinghausen/SMH

CANBERRA, 19 JUNE 2018 (SMH) — Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the Turnbull government will compete with China’s infrastructure development spree in Australia’s neighbourhood to help ensure small nations are not saddled with debt that threatens their sovereignty. Making some of the frankest remarks by an Australian politician about the swift expansion of Chinese construction […]

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