After the Western power announced the trilateral partnership, one expert has claimed Beijing will see the new alliance as an effort to push back against China. Although none of three leaders named China during the announcement, Joe Biden warned of the need to protect peace in the Indo-Pacific region. The new alliance will bring together the three countries collective power to deploy nuclear-powered submarines.
Amid the announcement of the new alliance, Bonnie Glaser, director of the Asia programme at the German Marshall Fund said China will view this as a cooperative way to counteract Beijing.
She told the South China Morning Post: “Beijing will see this as part of US efforts to forge coalitions aimed at pushing back against China, and they aren’t wrong.
“The Chinese need to recognise that this assertive behaviour is drawing democratic countries to cooperate in new ways to defend their interests.”
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