Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd. Photo: Bloomberg
Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd. Photo: Bloomberg

China-Australia relations: ex-Australian PM Kevin Rudd tells West to offer alternatives to Pacific islands, not ‘lectures’ about their ties with Beijing

  • Some Western nations have criticised the Solomon Islands-China pact, claiming the move will lead to Beijing bolstering its military presence in the region
  • Kevin Rudd said the West must offer better and more development-friendly proposals to Pacific Island nations, rather than a ‘stern moral lecture’

Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd. Photo: Bloomberg
Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd. Photo: Bloomberg
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