China: AUKUS pursuing rule of the jungle

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China continues to lash out over the AUSKUS alliance saying the pact poses nuclear proliferation risks and is a threat to regional stability.

Foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin added that the security partnership was a “reminder” the three countries are pursuing “the rules of the jungle, where the weak are meant to be killed by the strong.”

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From ABC 23.10.21

China’s Foreign Ministry has again lashed out at the trilateral security partnership between the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia (AUKUS), saying the pact poses nuclear proliferation risks and is a threat to regional stability.

Foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin made the statement at a press conference in Beijing on Thursday in response to the three countries’ assurances the day before that the AUKUS pact is only for Australia’s development of submarine power and will not undermine ASEAN centrality, nor pose threat to regional peace.

“I’ve noticed that in the face of doubts and objections from the regional countries and the international community, the United States, Britain and Australia had to defend their trilateral security partnership,” he said.

Mr Wang added that the security partnership was a “reminder” the three countries are pursuing “the rules of the jungle, where the weak are meant to be killed by the strong.”

He then raised concerns about nuclear proliferation and accused the US, UK and Australia of violating the purpose of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, saying that the countries “are representatives of rule-breaking”.

“The above-mentioned cooperation between the three countries is bound to undermine the building of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Southeast Asia,” he said.

Derek Chollet, Counsellor of the US State Department, had said in a teleconference on Wednesday that more US engagement in the region was a positive, because a “free and open Indo-Pacific is critical to security and prosperity”.

He said, “Australia does not and will not use nuclear weapons”, which he said was the reason the trilateral alliance works.

Mr Wang urged the three countries to reverse the “wrong decisions”, discard the zero-sum mentality, stop forming cliques, faithfully fulfil their nuclear non-proliferation obligations, and do more to contribute to regional peace and stability.

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