Australia risks being dragged into South China Sea war as region ‘under threat’ from Xi | World | News

Australia has called for a calming of tensions in the South China Sea as fears continue to mount that China may spark a war over Taiwan. Along with the US and Japan, Australian foreign minister Penny Wong called on Beijing to “immediately cease” military exercises around Taiwan. Taiwan’s foreign minister has said the Chinese drills off his nation’s shores show Beijing is “preparing for the invasion of Taiwan”. Beijing, which views the democratic island nation as a Chinese province, sent warships and aircraft across the median line of the Taiwan…

China’s Taiwan drills a bid to control East, South China seas: Wu

TAIPEI — Taiwan’s foreign minister said Tuesday that China’s military activities around the island betray Beijing’s geostrategic ambitions to change the status quo in the area. “China seems to be targeting Taiwan now, but its activities around the world have shown that its motivation is far beyond Taiwan,” Joseph Wu told reporters in Taipei. “China is now determined to link the East and South China Seas to the Taiwan Strait so this entire area would become its internal water — and its intentions are not likely to stop there.” Source…

Australia says nation’s prosperity in danger due to Beijing’s hold across South China Sea

As long as China remains omnipresent in the South China Sea, Australia’s “prosperity” is in jeopardy, according to acting prime minister Richard Marles. While the Australian prime minister, Anthony Albanese, is on vacation, the deputy prime minister and defence minister says we must remain focused on our national interests in the face of growing Chinese influence. “We’ve just got to have a really clear-eyed focus, every moment, on where our national interest lies and speak to that. Our national interest lies in the East China Sea and the South China Sea…

Wang expounds on China’s stance on South China Sea

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday expounded on China’s stance on the South China Sea issue and refuted the so-call concerns the United States has expressed over the issue. He made the remarks at the 12th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Wang said China’s position on the South China Sea issue is supported by abundant historical and legal basis. China has never changed the basis and scope of its position which has seen no excessive claims, Wang said, noting that China…

China Locks Down World’s Largest Wholesale Hub, South China Sea Port Due to New COVID-19 Outbreak

The Chinese communist regime has put the world largest wholesale hub, Yiwu city in east China, under semi lockdown due to a new outbreak of COVID-19. Meanwhile, “China’s Hawaii” in the South China Sea has also locked down due to a sudden outbreak. The new lockdowns have renewed concerns for disruptions to global trade and supply chains. According to official data, since new infections were reported on Aug. 2, COVID-19 has quickly spread in Yiwu, a city of 1.85 million, and to many neighboring counties and cities. A total of…