Australian soldiers during a joint exercise with the Singaporean military. Photo: Handout

‘The Quad’ will meet in Singapore – can it balance China’s influence or is it ‘stoking a new cold war’?

  • The four countries – the US, Japan, India and Australia – aim to provide an alternative model to China’s authoritarian rule and state-directed lending for infrastructure projects
  • Beijing views the group with suspicion, with Foreign Minister Wang Yi mocking the bloc as a ‘headline-grabbing idea’ that would dissipate ‘like the sea foam’
Topic |   Diplomacy

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Australian soldiers during a joint exercise with the Singaporean military. Photo: Handout
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