December 10, 2022
US, Japan, Australia pledge to work together against China

US, Japan, Australia pledge to work together against China

America is making a diplomatic attack to counter China. (Image credit: Twitter/Secdiff)

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Defense ministers of the United States, Australia and Japan agreed on Saturday to boost military cooperation in the face of China’s growing ambitions.

“We are deeply concerned by China’s increasingly aggressive and bullying behavior in the Taiwan Strait and in the region,” US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said while welcoming his counterparts from Australia and Japan to the US Military Headquarters for the Pacific.

“Our interest lies in maintaining a global rules-based order. But we see that order under pressure in the Indo-Pacific as well, as China tries to shape the world around it the way we did before.” Haven’t seen it,” Australian Minister Richard Marles said.

The United States is conducting a diplomatic offensive to counter Chinese influence in the region.

On Thursday Washington announced an $810 million aid package for Pacific island nations, where the United States plans to intensify its diplomatic presence.

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Japan and South Korea last week and said the United States would act without fear or hesitation across Asia, including the Taiwan Strait.

Beijing considers Taiwan to be part of China and also claims the thin and busy channel of water that separates the two.

Harris also traveled to Seoul and visited the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas. His visit was designed to show Washington’s commitment to defending South Korea against North Korea.

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