Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

China’s answer to Aukus alliance? More rhetoric, more intimidation tactics and more weapons

  • A core strategy, say military experts, is to raise the cost of US defence of Taiwan by consolidating the Chinese grip over contested South China Sea islands
  • Despite Beijing’s criticism of new or revived American coalitions, its own belligerence has played a big role in moving Western and Asian allies closer together

Topic |   Aukus alliance
Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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