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China’s plan to build a fish processing facility in the Torres Strait raises alarm over fishing, border security – ABC News

China’s plan to build a fish processing facility in the Torres Strait has raised concerns over border security and impacts to commercial fishing.

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Community leaders in North Queensland fear China’s plan to build a fish processing facility on their doorstep will jeopardise border security and the commercial fishing sector.
Key points:

  • PNG has signed an MOU with China to build a $204 million fishing facility on the island of Daru
  • There are fears the facility is a ruse to allow China to bring defence capabilities to Australia’s doorstep
  • Under the Torres Strait Treaty, Chinese-backed vessels could legally fish in Australian waters

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