The Australian Financial Review writes that Australia and the US need to step up co-operation to safeguard their health and research computer networks and to counter disinformation as China goes on the cyber offensive during the coronavirus pandemic, according to researchers at the United States Studies Centre. The report published by USSC goes on to say that the two countries should also bring Japan in to work more closely on development in the Pacific, particularly given America's foreign aid efforts may be focused on Latin America and Africa.