Chinese surveillance ship Haiwangxing had been tracking Australia’s western coastline over the past week. Photo: Australian Defence Department via AP
Chinese surveillance ship Haiwangxing had been tracking Australia’s western coastline over the past week. Photo: Australian Defence Department via AP
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Australia calls Chinese spy ship’s presence off west coast an ‘aggressive act’

  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the navy intelligence ship Haiwangxing’s presence was ‘concerning’ after it sailed close to a military facility in Exmouth
  • Defence Minister Peter Dutton questioned the ‘strange timing’ of the vessel’s appearance ahead of the May 21 general election

Chinese surveillance ship Haiwangxing had been tracking Australia’s western coastline over the past week. Photo: Australian Defence Department via AP
Chinese surveillance ship Haiwangxing had been tracking Australia’s western coastline over the past week. Photo: Australian Defence Department via AP
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