China & Vanuatu Reportedly In Talks For Chinese Military Base In The Pacific

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Chinese Naval Ship in the Pacific Ocean, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Fairfax Media reported yesterday that China & Vanuatu are in talks to rapidly increase the Chinese Military presence in the small Pacific nation. The reports include plans for a large Military base, which would be China’s second outside of the mainland.

The reports have reignited debate about China’s growing influence in the region, and have raised questions about Australia’s waning position as a regional power.

Does Australia need to be more active in the Asia-Pacific region?

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Tuesday, April 10 2018
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Featured in storySenator Penny Wong, Shadow Foreign MinisterMalcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of AustraliaDr Graeme Smith, Research Fellow, Department of Pacific Affairs at the Australian National UniversitySenator Claire Moore, Shadow Minister for International Development & The Pacific
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