Caught between the US and China, Australia must carefully balance its position on South China Sea issues amid Sino-US jostling. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Why Australia should refrain from challenging China with gunboat diplomacy in the South China Sea

Mark J. Valencia says Australia, caught between China and the US, is flip-flopping on freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea. However, threatening China’s territorial claims would be counterproductive

Topic |   China-Australia relations

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Caught between the US and China, Australia must carefully balance its position on South China Sea issues amid Sino-US jostling. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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