Vice-chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong (right) meets with Mark Binskin, chief of the Australian Defence Force (centre), and Dennis Richardson, secretary of Australia's Department of Defence, who were visiting for the 19th China-Australia Defence Strategic Dialogue in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: XinhuaVice-chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong (right) meets with Mark Binskin, chief of the Australian Defence Force (centre), and Dennis Richardson, secretary of Australia's Department of Defence, who were visiting for the 19th China-Australia Defence Strategic Dialogue in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Vice-chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong (right) meets with Mark Binskin, chief of the Australian Defence Force (centre), and Dennis Richardson, secretary of Australia's Department of Defence, who were visiting for the 19th China-Australia Defence Strategic Dialogue in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing warns Australia to ‘speak and act cautiously’ on South China Sea issue

Australia has previously drawn criticism for surveillance flights over disputed islands

Topic |   South China Sea
Vice-chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong (right) meets with Mark Binskin, chief of the Australian Defence Force (centre), and Dennis Richardson, secretary of Australia's Department of Defence, who were visiting for the 19th China-Australia Defence Strategic Dialogue in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: XinhuaVice-chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong (right) meets with Mark Binskin, chief of the Australian Defence Force (centre), and Dennis Richardson, secretary of Australia's Department of Defence, who were visiting for the 19th China-Australia Defence Strategic Dialogue in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Vice-chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong (right) meets with Mark Binskin, chief of the Australian Defence Force (centre), and Dennis Richardson, secretary of Australia's Department of Defence, who were visiting for the 19th China-Australia Defence Strategic Dialogue in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
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