Competing with China in the Pacific will backfire

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Australia, Pacific Island countries, and their partners, are each considering how to respond to China’s push for a Pacific economic and security pact. Australia, for its part, should avoid temptation to match, or exceed, China’s commitments. Instead, building genuine partnerships that address different needs of Pacific Island countries is Australia’s best chance to achieve interconnected objectives. And in this, enhanced Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, or HADR as it is known, remains an under-explored opportunity.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Interpreter
PublisherLowy Institute for International Policy
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2022


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