China eats Pacific freedom as Aussie elites grovel


If it wasn’t bad enough that Albo’s dills sent the Wong bomb to the Middle East instead of a ship to support freedom of navigation, now it’s become evident that China has been sneaking into PNG in her absence:

Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Minister Justin Tkachenko has backtracked on the prospect of a security deal with China, saying he does not want to “jeopardise or compromise relations with Australia and the US”.

The Albanese government also played down the risk, as former PNG prime minister Peter O’Neill attacked his successor James Marape for entertaining a deal with Beijing as a way to stay in power.

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David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal. He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.