China’s Pacific plan seen as a regional strategic game-changer

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – When China signed a security pact With the Solomon Islands in April it raised concerns from the US and its allies that Beijing may be seeking a military outpost in the South Pacific, an area of ‚Äč‚Äčtraditional American naval dominance. But China upped the ante further this week, reaching out … Read more

People are leaving Hong Kong and here’s where they’re going

They stuck it out during the political protests of 2019. Then they lasted through nearly two years of pandemic. But this year, they say they’ve had enough. Residents of Hong Kong are leaving the city in droves in 2022 – not because they want to, several told CNBC, but because Covid restrictions and what they … Read more

At Tokyo summit, Quad offers ‘tangible benefits’ to counter China | News

The leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia have launched a maritime initiative to combat illegal fishing and pledged to invest more than $ 50bn in developing infrastructure in the Indo-Pacific as part of their efforts to counter China’s growing influence in the region. . The pledges were announced on Tuesday after the … Read more

Australians voted for stronger action on climate change. Will they get it?

Fresh from election victory, Anthony Albanese sought to present a new Australia to the world, one that takes climate change as seriously as defense, after decades of inaction. The new Australian government’s priorities align with the Quad agenda, taking action on climate change and building a stronger and more resilient Indo-Pacific, “Albanese said, in words … Read more

Australia’s election was all about climate change. Here’s what it means for businesses

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks during a press conference at Parliament House on May 23, 2022 in Australia. David Gray | Getty Images News | Getty Images Australian businesses and their investors globally will be keeping a close watch on the newly elected government’s climate change policies. Analysts say the Labor government under Prime … Read more

Australia’s election was all about climate change. Here’s what it means for businesses

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks during a press conference at Parliament House on May 23, 2022 in Australia. David Gray | Getty Images News | Getty Images Australian businesses and their investors globally will be keeping a close watch on the newly elected government’s climate change policies. Analysts say the Labor government under Prime … Read more

In Asia, economy and security cannot be separated

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrive for the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on May 24. Saul Loeb | Afp | Getty Images TOKYO – Security deals are important, but in Asia, money talks. Australia, India, Japan and the United … Read more

In Asia, economy and security cannot be separated

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrive for the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on May 24. Saul Loeb | Afp | Getty Images TOKYO – Security deals are important, but in Asia, money talks. Australia, India, Japan and the United … Read more

Biden: Leaders navigating ‘dark hour’ after Ukraine invasion

TOKYO (AP) – President Joe Biden told fellow Indo-Pacific leaders assembled for a four-country summit Tuesday that they were navigating “a dark hour in our shared history” due to Russia’s brutal war on Ukraine and he urged the group to make greater effort to stop Vladimir Putin’s aggression. “This is more than just a European … Read more

Anthony Albanese and Australia’s new left-leaning government: Here’s what you need to know

For much of its history, Australian politics has been dominated by the two major parties: the Liberals on the center-right and Labor on the center-left. But this election threw all the balls up in the air, tossing more than a few to minor parties and Independents who were fed-up with the two-party system. Here’s what … Read more