Australia’s newly elected Deputy Prime Minister attended a security conference in Singapore on Saturday. Richard Marles pointed out that the development of military technology in China could cause “concern” to neighboring countries.
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Although Marles was building up his military strength, he estimated that China was “going nowhere.” He added that the economic success of the Central Kingdom would benefit the entire region.
The Deputy Minister stressed that we must live together and develop together.
Marles’ words are an attempt to reduce tensions between China and the United States. Some time ago, Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fengke told US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin that if China declared independence, “China would not hesitate to start a war at any cost.”
The United States has long supported Taiwan politically and militarily. However, the Central Kingdom insists that the Autonomous Region is an inseparable part of its territory.
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During a conference on Saturday, Lloyd Austin accused China of destabilizing the situation around Taiwan. He stressed that Chinese People’s Liberation Army planes cross the island’s airspace almost every day. However, he acknowledged that the United States did not support the independence of the autonomous region.
We see Chinese ships plundering the seas of other countries in the area. Beijing is also strengthening its forces on the Indian border. However, we do not seek conflict and conflict. Austin insisted that we did not want a new Cold War, the creation of an Asian NATO, or an area divided into two enemy camps.
The deputy head of the personnel department of the Chinese Central Military Commission immediately referred the matter. Zhang Zhenzhong stressed that “there is a contradiction in what America says and does.”
Many unsubstantiated allegations have been made against China. We express our dissatisfaction and strong opposition to these false allegations – said the Chinese commander.
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