Both India and Japan are now vigorously pursuing their bilateral relationships with China, unrestrained by the anti-China messaging implicit in the formation of the Quad. Illustration: Craig Stephens
Both India and Japan are now vigorously pursuing their bilateral relationships with China, unrestrained by the anti-China messaging implicit in the formation of the Quad. Illustration: Craig Stephens

The shrinking ‘Quad’: how the alliance is going nowhere as Japan and India court China

Bob Carr says the dream of a strategic alliance between Australia, India, Japan and the US to counter China’s influence appears doomed, given that three of the four countries lack China’s infrastructure export capacity

Both India and Japan are now vigorously pursuing their bilateral relationships with China, unrestrained by the anti-China messaging implicit in the formation of the Quad. Illustration: Craig Stephens
Both India and Japan are now vigorously pursuing their bilateral relationships with China, unrestrained by the anti-China messaging implicit in the formation of the Quad. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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