Australia will create new Pacific military unit to counter Chinese influence in the region
Australia will create a new military unit dedicated to training and assisting Pacific allies, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said on Tuesday, as Canberra accelerates plans to undercut Chinese influence in the region.Australia, which long enjoyed virtually unchecked influence in the Pacific, and its Western allies worry that the region has edged closer to China in recent years as Beijing increases aid to the sparsely populated region and its resource-rich oceans.Australia has channelled ever…... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Australia will create new Pacific military unit to counter Chinese influence in the region, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you
Published By: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tuesday, 23 July
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