What is China up to in Australia?

China, in yet another move, seems to have gone another leg up on the United States. In the ongoing series of chess moves to gain total control of the South China Sea, China has used the inattention of United States and Australian authorities to lease a port in Northern Australia. The big deal is that it is the port of Darwin being leased. Darwin is turning into a key port to maintain freedom of the seas in the South China Sea.

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U.S. Casts Wary Eye on Australian Port Leased by Chinese:

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