Depletion – Australia has chosen to strengthen its military cooperation with the United States and the United Kingdom in the face of China’s continued rise in the Indo-Pacific region and growing trade tensions between the two countries.
1. High Tension Diplomacy
While the world’s second largest economy is particularly interested in mineral resources and Australian agricultural production, it continues to increase its presence in neighboring Australia’s South Pacific. The island – the continent – home to more than 25 million Australians – is feared to become China’s domestic land with a population of 1.4 billion, located 4,000 kilometers from its estimates. Diplomatic fabric between the two countries has been burning since the 2017 vote on legislation on foreign interference and political life, especially targeting the activities of the Chinese Communist Party in Australia.
Especially since taking office next year, new Prime Minister Scott Morrison has decided to block Chinese investment plans in his region, following the same path and increasing arms passes. On April 20, 2021, he vetoed a contract
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