The key issue: Australia is exploring ways to invest in East Timor’s planned LNG export industry to block any potential Chinese involvement under Beijing’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative.
Interfax analysis: East Timor is set to become part of a wider battle for influence in the Pacific region between China and Australia as it forges ahead with plans to build an LNG plant and develop an associated petrochemicals industry.
Timorese President Francisco Guterres approved a decree on 17 January that will allow East Timor to use its...
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