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Thursday, December 08, 2022

Canberra be careful, this island near Australia can be sold to China

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Conflict Island. photo/marine executive

canberra , Australia do a lot to challenge China Without buying conflict islands. This was disclosed by the Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese to the local media.

The islands, whose current owners have threatened to sell them to Beijing, consist of 21 atolls located off the east coast of Australia between Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Given that the conflict islands are some of the more than 500 islands in the region, Albanese argues that Australian taxpayers are not in a position to buy them all, so China does not control any of them.

Also, it would set a terrible precedent.

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“If a property seller comes (through the media) to say, ‘I want Australia to buy it or that has implications, we are going to sell it to China’, think in terms of taxpayers, where does it end up? Happens,” he said. Russia TodayThursday (25/8/2022).

The island’s current owner, retired businessman Ian Gowry-Smith, emailed Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong in June with an offer to sell it for $25 million.

Strategically located near one of Australia’s main shipping lanes, and three large data cables that carry Australian data to the sea, conflict island comes in light of the recent signing of the Solomon Islands Security Agreement with China, he explained. have additional national security importance.

Gauri-Smith warned that if he did not get a response, he would sell it to Beijing.

Also read: Chinese envoy asks Australia to be careful about Taiwan

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