Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shake hands in Sydney on September 7, 2014. Photo: AFP

How Australia should respond to China’s growing role in the Pacific

Matthew Abbey says that for an Australian minister to lash out at China’s increasing development work in the Pacific is counterproductive, because Beijing is fulfilling a need Canberra cannot, and the two countries would do better to cooperate

Topic |   China-Australia relations

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Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shake hands in Sydney on September 7, 2014. Photo: AFP
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