US warns on China’s debt-trap diplomacy

The United States, Australia, France and Britain will open new embassies in the Pacific, boost staffing levels, and engage with leaders of island nations more often in a bid to counter China's rising influence in the region, sources have told Reuters. Picture:

CANBERRA, 05 OCTOBER 2018 (THE AUSTRALIAN) – China is looking to project military power into the South Pacific by using debt-trap diplomacy to establish “dual-use’’ facilities, such as commercial ports, which could ultimately be converted to military bases, one of the Trump administration’s top envoys to Asia has warned. Speaking just days after a confrontation […]

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