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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