China builds power in the Pacific under cover of Covid

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As Covid 19 weakens the US, China is using the moment to continue its Belt and Road strategy in the Pacific. Under the guise of offering loans and medical help China continues to build strategic power by making small countries dependent on its largesse. Australian strategic policy experts are watching closely as China’s expanding ‘soft’ power threatens to lead to an expansion of their military capability in the region.

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