A crewman aboard a US Marine MV-22B Osprey aircraft looks out as it lifts off the deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious assault ship off the coast of Sydney, Australia, Thursday, June 29, 2017 after a ceremony on board the ship marking the start of Talisman Saber 2017, a biennial joint military exercise between the United States and Australia. Photo: AP

China has the right to protect its interests

Criticism by Australia of a PLA Navy ship’s monitoring of military exercises off its coast smacks of hypocrisy. The world should the understand the reality that China is building up military power to defend its interests

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A crewman aboard a US Marine MV-22B Osprey aircraft looks out as it lifts off the deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious assault ship off the coast of Sydney, Australia, Thursday, June 29, 2017 after a ceremony on board the ship marking the start of Talisman Saber 2017, a biennial joint military exercise between the United States and Australia. Photo: AP
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