First reaction from China to Aukus announcement
... "US, UK and Australia are harming regional peace and stability"
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Baku, Jale Akbar, İnteraz - 16 September 2021, 12:31
The first statement came from China regarding the new security alliance established by the USA, UK and Australia. "The US, UK and Australia are harming regional peace and stability," the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
The UK, US and Australia have reached a special security agreement to share advanced defense technologies, including nuclear-powered submarine know-how.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the launch of a new security partnership called "Aukus", an abbreviation of the names of the three countries in English.
The decision was met with backlash in China.
In a statement made by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, "US, UK and Australia harm regional peace and stability. Australia's possession of nuclear submarine technology harms international denuclearization efforts. Regional unions and mechanisms should not target third countries." expressions were used.