Beijing’s militarisation of the South China Sea irreversible, says Turnbull

By Andrew Tillett

China’s militarisation of the South China Sea has effectively created a network of “forward operating bases” and it is unrealistic to think Beijing would relinquish claims to these disputed territories, former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says.

In a speech in London on Tuesday night London time, Mr Turnbull also counselled Britain to keep Chinese tech company Huawei out of its 5G network, warning that assurances of no malicious intent cannot be relied upon.

 

Read the full article in The Australian Financial Review

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