Move to head off China with Australian base in PNG

PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill meets Malcolm Turnbull on July 11 when the plan was discussed. Picture: AAP

CANBERRA, 20 SEPTEMBER 2018 (THE AUSTRALIAN) – Australia is working on plans with Papua New Guinea to develop a joint naval base on Manus Island, edging out Chinese interest in the strategically vital port with a new facility that would be capable of hosting Australian and US ­warships. The Australian understands Malcolm Turnbull and PNG […]

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