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Australia Reviews China Port Lease Near U.S. Military Outpost | Source: Wall Street Journal

Darwin Port, pictured in 2017, handles ammunition, equipment and fuel used by U.S. marines and the Australian troops who train with them.

Australian defense officials are reviewing whether a 99-year lease granted to Shandong Landbridge Group to operate Darwin Port. The port handles ammunition used by U.S. marines and the Australian troops who train with them. It is also the most suitable site in northern Australia for a major naval base and provides the country’s closest route to disputed South China Sea waters.

Source: Wall Street Journal


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