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Grim warning that Australia is just a 'little boat caught between two rocks' in the US-China trade war as Asian superpower's attitude switches from 'assertive to aggressive'

NEW Former Australia-China Business Council head and Howard Government minister Warwick Smith expressed deep concern for Australia's role in the increasingly fraught US-China relationship.

 

Silk in Antiquity - Ancient History Encyclopedia News items on anything Chinese and how it will affect Australia. China-Australia ties navigate choppy waters - Global Times

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Tide is turning: China now outstrips America with the world's largest navy: Beijing will launch ANOTHER new high-tech aircraft carrier in February China now has the world's largest navy - with another new aircraft carrier set to be

Beijing has 'numerically the largest navy in the world with an overall battle force of approximately 355 ships and submarines,' the US Defense Department said in its annual report on China (pictured: the navies of the major players, main; and China's new carrier making progress at its Jiangnan shipyard, right). That compares with 296 warships at the US Navy's disposal, 69 vessels operated by the Royal Navy and 295 boats deployed by the Russian Navy. Beijing is expected to add a third aircraft carrier in early 2022, dubbed Type-003, with satellite images from the shipyard indicating that it will be of a similar size to the US Navy's super carriers. The US currently leads the world with 11 aircraft carriers, Britain operates two, including its brand new HMS Queen Elizabeth, while Russia owns a single carrier.

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