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Australia gingerly mulls Japanese submarine offer

National / Politics | FOCUS Dec 19, 2014

Australia gingerly mulls Japanese submarine offer

Australia is considering buying top-secret technology from Japan to build a fleet of next-generation submarines, a move that would risk reigniting diplomatic tensions with China that have only recently died down. China and Japan are competing to build up their domestic arms industries, and for ...

National / Politics Apr 7, 2014

Abbott walks China-Japan tightrope on trip to Asia

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, having called Japan his country's closest friend in Asia, will seek this week to overcome Chinese unease about his loyalties in a region beset by territorial tensions. Abbott is visiting Japan, a strategic ally, and China, his country's biggest economic ...