Peter Dutton, the defence minister of Australia, said the “times in which we live have echoes of the 1930s”. Photo: AP Peter Dutton, the defence minister of Australia, said the “times in which we live have echoes of the 1930s”. Photo: AP
Peter Dutton, the defence minister of Australia, said the “times in which we live have echoes of the 1930s”. Photo: AP

China and Australia urged to hold fire after Nazi Germany comparison makes Beijing slam ‘toxic rhetoric’

  • Australian defence minister slams ‘increasingly bellicose’ Chinese officials, prompting fierce criticism from Beijing of US-led hyping of ‘China threat theory’
  • Analysts urge China to understand regional nervousness, while cautioning Australia on the pitfalls of making an outright adversary of Beijing

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Peter Dutton, the defence minister of Australia, said the “times in which we live have echoes of the 1930s”. Photo: AP Peter Dutton, the defence minister of Australia, said the “times in which we live have echoes of the 1930s”. Photo: AP
Peter Dutton, the defence minister of Australia, said the “times in which we live have echoes of the 1930s”. Photo: AP
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