During his visit to Australia, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said an alliance presence was necessary to meet the challenges of an increasingly assertive China. Photo: EPA-EFE

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says alliance needs to address the rise of China

  • Partners must be concerned with ‘the fact that China is coming closer to us’
  • Stoltenberg talks about increased Nato presence in the Arctic and Africa
Topic |   China-EU relations

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During his visit to Australia, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said an alliance presence was necessary to meet the challenges of an increasingly assertive China. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Speaking at a swearing-in ceremony at the White House, President Donald Trump said: ‘I am confident that he will be an outstanding secretary of defence’. Photo: Bloomberg

New Pentagon chief Mark Esper’s mission: confront ‘growing threats’ from China, manage impulsive Trump

  • Mark Esper’s confirmation adds some stability to Trump’s national security team after a long vacancy
  • He will also be steering US defence strategy as it shifts to confront China and Russia as the department’s main challenges
Topic |   Defence

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Speaking at a swearing-in ceremony at the White House, President Donald Trump said: ‘I am confident that he will be an outstanding secretary of defence’. Photo: Bloomberg
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