Australian soldiers prepare to deploy to Papua New Guinea amid growing fears about China’s influence

A senior Defence official said Australia was refocusing on PNG after the long Afghanistan war. (ADF: Sergeant Rob Nyffenegger)

CANBERRA, (ABC) – Australian soldiers could soon begin regular military rotations to Papua New Guinea as anxiety over China’s growing influence in the Pacific region continues to rise. The ABC has learned planning for short-term troop deployments to the former Australian territory is well advanced, similar to the current army training rotations at Malaysia’s Butterworth […]

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