China says AUKUS risks nuclear proliferation in Pacific

China says AUKUS risks nuclear proliferation in Pacific
China says AUKUS risks nuclear proliferation in Pacific

Hello and welcome to the details of China says AUKUS risks nuclear proliferation in Pacific and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - File photo of US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak delivering remarks on the Australia - United Kingdom - U.S. (AUKUS) partnership, after a trilateral meeting, at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, California US March 13, 2023. ― Reuters pic

SYDNEY, Apr 20 ― China’s foreign minister today accused Western partners in the AUKUS security pact of provoking division and raising the risk of nuclear proliferation in the South Pacific region.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi lashed out at the defence agreement, which provides for the United States and Britain to equip Australia with nuclear-powered but conventionally armed submarines.

On a visit to Papua New Guinea to firm up ties with the long-time Australian ally, Wang warned that the three-way AUKUS agreement “runs counter” to a South Pacific treaty banning nuclear weapons in the region.

AUKUS also “raises serious nuclear proliferation risks”, he told a news conference after meeting with his Papua New Guinea counterpart Justin Tkatchenko.


In recent years, Beijing has tried to chip away at US and Australian influence across the South Pacific, including in Papua New Guinea.

The Pacific islands, while small in population, are replete with natural resources and sit at a geostrategic crossroads that could prove strategically vital in any military dispute over Taiwan.

Australia is by far Papua New Guinea’s largest donor, but Chinese firms have made solid inroads into markets in the impoverished but resource-rich nation.


The Chinese foreign minister seized on a recent announcement by the AUKUS nations that they are considering cooperating with Japan on military technology.

Under the AUKUS agreement, the partners plan to develop advanced warfighting capabilities such as artificial intelligence, undersea drones and hypersonic missiles.

“The recent attempts to draw more countries to join in such an initiative of stoking confrontation between blocs and provoking division are totally inconsistent with the urgent needs of the island countries,” the Chinese foreign minister said. ― AFP

These were the details of the news China says AUKUS risks nuclear proliferation in Pacific for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Egypt rejects Israel’s denial of role in Gaza aid crisis
NEXT Top French university loses funding over pro-Palestinian protests

Author Information

I am Jeff King and I’m passionate about business and finance news with over 4 years in the industry starting as a writer working my way up into senior positions. I am the driving force behind Al-KhaleejToday.NET with a vision to broaden the company’s readership throughout 2016. I am an editor and reporter of “Financial” category. Address: 383 576 Gladwell Street Longview, TX 75604, USA Phone: (+1) 903-247-0907 Email: [email protected]