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Port in Darwin: Australia fears for national security

The Australian government is considering terminating a lease with a Chinese port operator in Darwin, northern Australia. Out of concern for national security, the Department of Defence wants to examine whether the Chinese Landbridge Group should be stripped of its rights of use. This is based on the 2020 reformed Foreign Investment Act. In 2015, the oil and logistics company secured the rights of use for a period of 99 years for just under $400 million.

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