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Future Directions International (FDI) is an independent, not-for-profit Research Institute. It was established in 2000, by Major General (Retd) the Honourable Michael Jeffery (former Governor General of Australia) together with a small group of leading Australians, to conduct comprehensive research of important medium to long-term issues facing Australia.

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28 October 2021

China’s goods trade with the Portuguese-speaking countries, many of which supply the raw materials that have powered China’s own economic transformation, continues to grow, aided by the status of Macao as a Portuguese-speaking Special Administrative Region.

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  • 28 October 2021
    What’s Next?

    South Africa will hold local government elections on 1 November. On 12 November, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will convene her fellow APEC Leaders for the annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Retreat.

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  • 21 October 2021
    What’s Next?

    Uzbekistan will hold a presidential election on 24 October, while South Africa will hold local government elections on 1 November; in most areas, the vote is likely to be a referendum on the performance of the African National Congress.

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  • 8 September 2021
    What’s Next?

    On 9 September, Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton begin a four-country Indo-Pacific tour for 2+2 ministerial meetings with their counterparts from Indonesia, India, South Korea and the United States.

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  • 11 August 2021
    What’s Next?

    The inaugural South Africa-Kenya Joint Commission of Co-operation, led by the Foreign Ministers of both countries, wraps up in Nairobi on 11 August. Indonesia will mark its seventy-sixth Independence Day on 17 August.

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