Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison alongside Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape. Photo: EPA

Australia will create new Pacific military unit to counter Chinese influence in the region

  • The announcement came during a six-day visit by Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape
  • PNG is rich in commodity resources and is considered vital in securing influence in the region but has increasingly turned to China for finance
Topic |   China-Australia relations

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison alongside Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape. Photo: EPA
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