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Theresa May questions if Aukus pact could lead to war over Taiwan
Ex-PM asks Boris Johnson what UK’s obligations would be under deal if China attempted to invade island

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

16, Sep, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Morrison expects US to ramp up military presence in region as China slams ‘irresponsible’ defence pact
Beijing denounces Aukus pact, raising question of nuclear proliferation, as Morrison expects a greater US military presence in Indo-Pacific and deeper UK defence ties

Daniel Hurst and Katharine Murphy

16, Sep, 2021 @10:34 AM

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Diplomacy dialled up to 11: Australia saddles up with US as Indo-Pacific heads for cold war | Katharine Murphy
Australia didn’t announce the ‘forever partnership’ while Donald Trump was in the White House. What happens if he returns?

Katharine Murphy

16, Sep, 2021 @9:40 AM

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China warns US-UK-Australia pact could ‘hurt their own interests’
Aukus described as ‘exclusionary’ amid French anger at scrapping of $90bn submarine deal with Australia

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Gavin Blair in Tokyo

16, Sep, 2021 @9:25 AM

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The Sisters Mao review – dazzlingly ambitious yet modestly human
Gavin McCrea’s second novel juxtaposes revolutionaries in London and China as it explores the roles of art and motherhood in communism

Lara Feigel

16, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Aukus submarines banned from New Zealand as pact exposes divide with western allies
Experts say Aukus military deal underlines Australia’s increasingly close alignment with the US on China – and New Zealand’s relative distance

Tess McClure in Christchurch

16, Sep, 2021 @2:56 AM

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China will deride Australia’s nuclear shift saying it is America’s lackey – but Beijing has only itself to blame | Richard McGregor
Beijing’s territorial hard line, along with a political system which trucks no disagreement at home and abroad, means it has alienated many of its neighbours

Richard McGregor

16, Sep, 2021 @1:38 AM

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Cold war echoes as Aukus alliance focuses on China deterrence
Analysis: security partnership is wide-ranging and may come to define future approach to Indo-Pacific security

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

16, Sep, 2021 @1:20 AM

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US, UK and Australia forge military alliance to counter China
Aukus partnership will enable Australia to have nuclear-powered submarines for the first time

Julian Borger in Washington and Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

16, Sep, 2021 @12:17 AM

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Abolish Trump-era ‘China Initiative’, academics urge, amid racial profiling criticism
Stanford University professors say the programme is fuelling racism and harming US competitiveness, rather than uncovering spies in universities

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

15, Sep, 2021 @2:00 AM

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Court rules against woman who became face of China’s #MeToo movement
Zhou Xiaoxuan, who accused CCTV host of sexual harassment, vows to appeal ‘unfair treatment’

Helen Davidson, Vincent Ni and agencies

14, Sep, 2021 @9:14 PM

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Chinese ambassador to UK barred from British parliament
Move agreed by Speakers of Commons and Lords follows imposition of sanctions on British MPs by Beijing

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

14, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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