Category Archives: Papua New Guinea

Chinese Ships in Sydney Harbour: The PLAN and its plan

Photo source and reference: WikipediaType 054A frigate (Jiangkai II class) Introduction There has been much comment in recent days about the arrival of three Chinese warships entering and berthing at Sydney Harbour’s Garden Island.  This has included Prime Minister Scott … Continue reading

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Australia as a beggar nation: How the Country Liberal Party made the Port of Darwin a geo-strategic requisite for China

photo credit: prospectmagazine.co.u Introduction The analysis of Australia’s leasing of the Port of Darwin (PofD) to a Chinese company (Landbridge Industry Australia) in 2017—ABC News ‘Why did the Northern Territory lease the Darwin Port to China, and at what risk?’[1]—and … Continue reading

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A volatile combination: Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Map credit:  lahistoriconmaps.com Having just read Pacific Power.  Australia’s Strategy in the Pacific Islands, (Author: Joanne Wallis) this book is an excellent read, and anyone interested in International Relations, especially the Asia-Pacific (A-P), should indulge in this succinct and articulate analysis.  … Continue reading

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