The national flags of China and Australia are seen in front of Sydney Opera House. Both countries are battling for influence in the Pacific. Photo: AFP The national flags of China and Australia are seen in front of Sydney Opera House. Both countries are battling for influence in the Pacific. Photo: AFP
The national flags of China and Australia are seen in front of Sydney Opera House. Both countries are battling for influence in the Pacific. Photo: AFP
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Australia pushes back against China in Pacific as coronavirus hinders influence efforts

  • Canberra has promised to supply its Pacific island neighbours with Covid-19 vaccines and recently signed a ‘landmark’ military deal with Fiji
  • The battle for influence in the region comes after China hit Australia with a series of damaging trade reprisals on everything from wine to lobsters

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The national flags of China and Australia are seen in front of Sydney Opera House. Both countries are battling for influence in the Pacific. Photo: AFP The national flags of China and Australia are seen in front of Sydney Opera House. Both countries are battling for influence in the Pacific. Photo: AFP
The national flags of China and Australia are seen in front of Sydney Opera House. Both countries are battling for influence in the Pacific. Photo: AFP
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