Just six days after the first call between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden in more than half a year, described by both sides as friendly and even optimistic, Biden called for a multifaceted international deal. Announced, which arrived in Beijing as a replica of the earthquake: the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia formed an alliance with a strong focus on arms supplies to Australia, a major China’s “western” neighbor in the region (AUKUS). was signed. The submarines that Australia agreed to buy from the United States and the United Kingdom instead of France, as had already been contracted, would be powered by nuclear power – the word “nuclear” is one of the keys to the fear of the Chinese.
In addition to this new alliance, Biden also decided to continue the quadrilateral security talks (Quad – Japan, the United States, Australia and India), which had been sparked by former President Donald Trump in 2017 from his 10-year inaction. The Times of the Chinese Communist Party, published in English, immediately lamented that the Aucas countries had decided to “destabilize the region”. And he cited the views of thinkers, former politicians and diplomats from countries such as Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia, fearing a new arms race in the region.
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