Concerns about China’s ‘gross aggression’ shared across Quad: U.S. officials

This is about the free world versus Chinese authoritarianism, State Department officials say A senior State Department official cited ‘sudden’ and “gross aggression” by China as a concern of the Quad, in response to a question on whether Quad members other than the U.S. were less “forward-leaning” on countering the …

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Australia’s participation in Malabar Exercise still under discussion, says U.S. official

October meeting of Quad countries to cover a host of issues including defence, economic areas and COVID-19. The inclusion of Australia in the Malabar Exercise – trilateral naval exercises between India, the U.S. and Japan – was still being discussed, a senior U.S. State Department official told reporters on a …

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