Canberra mocked and threatened by Chinese propaganda, about the “Asian NATO” alliance
“It is inevitable that China will take countermeasures,” he added. World time wrote, in a shocking op-ed on Australia’s closer alliance with Beijing’s oldest enemy.
The English language World time is a nationalist and pro-military propaganda medium, targeting a Western audience.
World time warned Australia would “pay a price” if it continued to move towards an Asia-NATO alliance with the United States, Japan and India.
“When the military confrontation in the region intensifies, as far as all countries in the region are concerned, China must have the greatest endurance,” the newspaper predicted.
âCountries like Japan and Australia have been used as American tools,â he said.
“It’s fair to say that Japan and Australia have set a bad example in interpreting their biggest trading partner, China, as a ‘security threat’, acting at the behest of the United States.”
World time insisted that China was interested in “peaceful development” in the Indo-Pacific, saying, “The United States, Japan and Australia are forcing China to explore deeper military cooperation with other countries. others.
Canberra’s relations with Beijing are at an all-time low, with China showing market power to ban Australian imports of coal, beef, wine, timber, grain and lobster.
Beijing’s construction of islands in the South China Sea and its declaration of an air defense zone in the waters of the East China Sea have destabilized the United States and alarmed regional neighbors such as Japan.
China is slowly consolidating its military presence on seven man-made islands in the South China Sea, building defense systems and increasing its radar capabilities.
Still to be officially signed, the reciprocal access agreement would allow troops to travel to other countries’ countries to train and conduct joint operations.
It would also strengthen their interoperability and cooperation.
The agreement is the first of its kind for Japan since its 1960 status of forces agreement with the United States, which sets the basic conditions for approximately 50,000 American troops to operate in and around Japan in the framework of the Japanese-American security pact.