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India has decided it won’t join any trade deal that has China as a member. But RCEP member nations are likely to sign deal despite Beijing’s belligerence.
Speaking on Australia’s 2020 Defence Strategic Update, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said the region around Indo-Pacific is witnessing strategic realignment similar to that of World War 2. Read her full speech here.
Australian Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said the region around Indo-Pacific is witnessing strategic realignment that is similar to what had happened during World War II.
As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Private security firms contracted by Victoria government to run hotels as quarantine centres for overseas arrivals are facing inquiry as Covid cases rise.
Australia’s higher education sector has become increasingly reliant on overseas students with 40% of revenue coming from the higher fees they are charged.
Under Australia’s new defence strategy, India remains a key partner for Indo-Pacific. Australian PM names countries that have ‘agency' in the region.
The resurgence of coronavirus cases in Victoria is in stark contrast to rest of the country where the spread of the disease has been largely contained.
Australia managed to limit its number of Covid cases to about 7,550, but as restrictions eased, Victoria saw a double-digit increase for nine straight days.
Concerns about community transmission are growing in Victoria, responsible for 116 new cases in the past week, which account for about 83% of the national total.