Asia Pacific

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Aukus deal showing France and EU that Biden not all he seems
Analysis: the western alliance is the main victim – and Beijing will win out unless US convinces seething Paris it is still an Indo-Pacific partner

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

16, Sep, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Send Tory ministers to Seoul to learn about mask-wearing | Letter
Letter: A recent visitor to South Korea compares the country’s approach to Covid management with that of the UK

Letters

16, Sep, 2021 @3:55 PM

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Theresa May questions whether Aukus pact could lead to war over Taiwan
Ex-PM asks Boris Johnson what UK’s obligations would be under deal if China attempted to invade island

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

16, Sep, 2021 @3:45 PM

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Which countries are enforcing mandatory Covid jabs – and how?
Joe Biden has introduced a vaccine mandate affecting millions, but some countries have gone further

Peter Beaumont

16, Sep, 2021 @1:07 PM

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​Fossilised long-legged giant penguin identified as new species
Skeleton found by children in New Zealand helps fill in gaps in natural history

Sofia Quaglia

16, Sep, 2021 @11:59 AM

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Morrison expects US to ramp up military presence in region as China slams ‘irresponsible’ defence pact
Beijing denounces Aukus pact, raising question of nuclear proliferation, as Morrison expects a greater US military presence in Indo-Pacific and deeper UK defence ties

Daniel Hurst and Katharine Murphy

16, Sep, 2021 @10:34 AM

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Diplomacy dialled up to 11: Australia saddles up with US as Indo-Pacific heads for cold war | Katharine Murphy
Australia didn’t announce the ‘forever partnership’ while Donald Trump was in the White House. What happens if he returns?

Katharine Murphy

16, Sep, 2021 @9:40 AM

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China warns US-UK-Australia pact could ‘hurt their own interests’
Aukus described as ‘exclusionary’ amid French anger at scrapping of $90bn submarine deal with Australia

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Gavin Blair in Tokyo

16, Sep, 2021 @9:25 AM

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Aukus submarines banned from New Zealand as pact exposes divide with western allies
Experts say Aukus military deal underlines Australia’s increasingly close alignment with the US on China – and New Zealand’s relative distance

Tess McClure in Christchurch

16, Sep, 2021 @2:56 AM

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‘Generation frozen out’: New Zealand house prices soar despite government reform
Experts say it’s too soon to say whether measures have failed entirely but it’s already too late for many young people

Eva Corlett in Wellington and Tess McClure in Christchurch

16, Sep, 2021 @1:40 AM

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China will deride Australia’s nuclear shift saying it is America’s lackey – but Beijing has only itself to blame | Richard McGregor
Beijing’s territorial hard line, along with a political system which trucks no disagreement at home and abroad, means it has alienated many of its neighbours

Richard McGregor

16, Sep, 2021 @1:38 AM

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Cold war echoes as Aukus alliance focuses on China deterrence
Analysis: security partnership is wide-ranging and may come to define future approach to Indo-Pacific security

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

16, Sep, 2021 @1:20 AM

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