Pacific has become centre of major-power rivalry, new report warns

Kirsten Lawson
Updated December 6 2019 - 12:29pm, first published December 5 2019 - 4:30am

The Pacific and Indian Ocean region has become the most important theatre of major-power rivalry since the Cold War, a Canberra think tank has declared, warning that China is locking into Pacific nations into crippling debt deals and using its influence to steal a march on Australia.

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Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson

Political reporter

It's about the truth for me. That means asking questions. Then asking more questions. On the best days, we get answers.

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