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Australia at Risk of Losing Ground to China in Pacific: Expert

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One of Australia’s highest foreign policy priorities, the Pacific Step-up, is at risk of losing ground to China if the federal government ignores the region’s needs, a strategic expert has claimed. Beijing is moving to control vital trans-Pacific sea lines of communication under the guise of helping low-lying Pacific island nations with economic development and adapting to rising sea levels. Steve Raaymaker, principle at EcoStrategic Consultants, contended in an article published by the ASPI Strategist that Pacific nations and territories are becoming increasingly vulnerable to China’s cash-based diplomacy because more traditional allies, like Australia, are ignoring their development needs. Raaymaker argued that as a result the strategically vital nations are being co-opted by China with promises of significant financial and development aid as they face rising sea levels. This is creating a situation where although Australia has invested $1.9 billion into development assistance programs, it still needs to do more. “Australia’s Pacific Step-up needs a lot …

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