Julie Bishop’s message for China: Pacific is Australia’s patch

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr, Julie Bishop, Penny Wong, first lady Debbie Remengesau and Claire Moore in Palau. Picture: THE AUSTRALIAN

KOROR – The Pacific is Australia’s “part of the world” and Canberra wants to be the “partner of choice” for island nations, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said, underlining sharp differences with China. Her comments, made during a tour of the North Pacific, follow a statement by Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang, who in […]

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