South China Sea

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Biden and Xi talk of a clash of civilisations. But the real shared goal is dominance | Richard McGregor
The US president has challenged the idea that the ‘east is rising, the west declining’. Instead, he insists that America’s day is far from done

Richard McGregor

02, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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US has 'enormous respect' for how Australia is standing up to China's 'economic coercion'
Washington’s top diplomat in Canberra says the countries are discussing how they would respond to a range of scenarios including conflict in the Taiwan Strait

Daniel Hurst

31, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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China could invade Taiwan in next six years, top US admiral warns
Asia Pacific commander Philip Davidson says Beijing wants to take Washington’s world leadership role by 2050

Helen Davidson in Taipei, and agencies

10, Mar, 2021 @3:51 AM

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Australian military to continue patrolling South China Sea as Beijing warns Taiwan independence ‘means war’
Australia ‘monitoring developments as Taiwan reports an increase in Chinese aircraft in its defence zone

Daniel Hurst

29, Jan, 2021 @7:05 AM

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US Navy to adopt 'more assertive posture' against China and Russia
Major new report describes Beijing and Moscow as ‘determined rivals’ with China presenting ‘most pressing’ strategic threat

Helen Davidson in Taipei, and agencies

18, Dec, 2020 @5:37 AM

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Australia joins global condemnation of China over Xinjiang amid deteriorating ties
The UN statement comes as a Pew poll finds 81% of Australians now view China unfavourably

Daniel Hurst

07, Oct, 2020 @4:26 AM

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'The US enterprise is up for grabs': why the Trump-Biden race is so important for Australia
The choice: ‘America first’ or a renewed alliance. For once, the cliche about this being the most important election in living memory is actually true

Daniel Hurst

01, Aug, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Australia to step up South China Sea defence cooperation with US – but won't commit to patrols
Allies release joint statement of ‘deep concern’ over China’s actions in Hong Kong and repression of Uighurs and vow to fight disinformation

Daniel Hurst

29, Jul, 2020 @8:22 AM

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Australia to pursue 'national interest' when US asks for South China Sea action
Ministers are in Washington for high-level talks expected to canvass freedom of navigation exercises

Daniel Hurst and Paul Karp

28, Jul, 2020 @6:37 AM

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Why is Xi Jinping pitting China against the world?
Xi has stifled dissent at home and is increasingly willing for China to assert itself abroad

Lily Kuo in Beijing

23, Jul, 2020 @3:59 PM

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South China Sea: Australian warships encounter Chinese navy in disputed waters
Canberra downplays the ‘unplanned interactions’ amid ongoing diplomatic tensions between two countries

Daniel Hurst

23, Jul, 2020 @4:44 AM

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'Shameful': Turnbull rebukes Australian business for criticising China relations
Former prime minister says countries must not be ‘intimidated by confected outrage’ from Beijing

Daniel Hurst

16, Jul, 2020 @6:17 AM

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