Australia attends the 60th anniversary of the Asia-Africa “Bandung” Conference this week as an observer. In 1955, Australia was a no-show and has had a hot and cold relationship with Asia ever since.
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Indonesia is hosting delegates from dozens of countries this week to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1955 Asian-African “Bandung” Conference. Indonesians celebrate the conference as the country’s…
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