The agreement will give Australia access to the technology needed to build nuclear-powered submarines. Picutred is the US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming. Photo: AP The agreement will give Australia access to the technology needed to build nuclear-powered submarines. Picutred is the US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming. Photo: AP
The agreement will give Australia access to the technology needed to build nuclear-powered submarines. Picutred is the US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming. Photo: AP

China hits out at ‘highly irresponsible’ Aukus defence pact between US, Britain and Australia and warns of Pacific arms race

  • Beijing says the new three-way partnership that will give Australia nuclear-powered submarines will ‘severely damage’ peace and stability
  • Foreign ministry spokesman challenges Canberra to reflect on whether it sees China as a ‘partner or a threat’

Topic |   US-China relations
The agreement will give Australia access to the technology needed to build nuclear-powered submarines. Picutred is the US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming. Photo: AP The agreement will give Australia access to the technology needed to build nuclear-powered submarines. Picutred is the US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming. Photo: AP
The agreement will give Australia access to the technology needed to build nuclear-powered submarines. Picutred is the US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming. Photo: AP
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