A deal giving Australia access to American nuclear expertise has antagonised several countries, including the US’ own allies. Photo: AFP A deal giving Australia access to American nuclear expertise has antagonised several countries, including the US’ own allies. Photo: AFP
A deal giving Australia access to American nuclear expertise has antagonised several countries, including the US’ own allies. Photo: AFP

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Aukus alliance: what is it, what does it have to do with China, and why is France angry?

  • The partnership’s founding provoked strong reactions from other countries, who cited security concerns, financial loss and betrayal
  • It will give Australia nuclear-powered submarines, but is seen as part of a broader plan

Topic |   Aukus alliance
A deal giving Australia access to American nuclear expertise has antagonised several countries, including the US’ own allies. Photo: AFP A deal giving Australia access to American nuclear expertise has antagonised several countries, including the US’ own allies. Photo: AFP
A deal giving Australia access to American nuclear expertise has antagonised several countries, including the US’ own allies. Photo: AFP
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