China moves swiftly on Thursday to counter the efforts of the United States, Britain and Australia to contain their ambitions in the Pacific, a theater where Washington and Beijing define their great power competition.
The United States has accumulated a network of alliances, including India and Japan. The latest of the three English-speaking allies, according to Whitehouse officials, is an effort to provide Australia with a nuclear submarine to strengthen deterrence in the Indo-Pacific region. As a result, Australia abandoned the multi-billion dollar submarine deal with France and urged Paris to blame the betrayal of the three.
Jockey for US, China, Pacific position with security and trade movements
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