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Australia decides that a Chinese company can continue to operate a strategic port

Australia decides that a Chinese company can continue to operate a strategic port

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Australia says it will not cancel a Chinese company’s lease on a commercial port despite concerns the company’s operations pose a security risk at a strategic location in the country’s north.

The local unit of China’s Landbridge Group operates the Darwin port after securing a lease in 2015. Some former Australian defense officials and analysts say the port, which was used by US troops to unload equipment for training exercises, is important because it is near military installations that could be crucial in any regional conflict.

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