søndag 16. mai 2021

'Close partner': US's fierce threat to China over Australia feud

The US has once again offered its support to Australia, warning China it will stand in unison against ongoing economic coercion. On Thursday (local time) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made one of the clearest declarations yet that the Biden administration will support Canberra's rigid resolve to the increasingly-feared threat Beijing poses in the Indo-Pacific.

"I reiterated that the United States will not leave Australia alone on the field, or maybe I should say alone on the pitch, in the face of economic coercion by China," Blinken said at a press briefing with visiting Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne.