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China’s Healthcare System Put To The Test As Covid Curbs Fade

Australia has been working to shore up its standing in the Pacific amid growing influence from China, which entered a security pact with the Solomon Islands in April.
13 Dec 2022 18:10
China’s Healthcare System Put To The Test As Covid Curbs Fade
Pandemic control workers in protective suits remove down tents that served as their living quarters in a neighbourhood that used to be under lockdown, as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreaks continue, in Beijing, China on December 10, 2022. Photo: Reuters

Sydney: Australia’s foreign minister will be part of a bipartisan group of Australian politicians set to travel to Vanuatu, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau this week in a bid to bolster regional ties.

The group comprises Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong, senior government minister Pat Conroy, and their opposition counterparts, the politicians said in a joint statement on Sunday.

Australia has been working to shore up its standing in the Pacific amid growing influence from China, which entered a security pact with the Solomon Islands in April.

 

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Source: Reuters

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