Port Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory. Photo: HandoutPort Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory. Photo: Handout
Port Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory. Photo: Handout

As Australia frets about Chinese influence, local officials tout Belt and Road Initiative

  • The country’s isolated Northern Territory, long dependent on Asian neighbours for prosperity, is now laying out the welcome mat for Beijing’s global trade strategy
  • But local governments keen on working with China are at odds with security concerns held by federal officials

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
Port Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory. Photo: HandoutPort Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory. Photo: Handout
Port Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory. Photo: Handout
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