Tag: Beijing

US planning military infrastructure in Australia, amid tensions with Beijing

The US is planning on building military infrastructure in Australia. Though the plans fall under a defense agreement signed in 2011, their mention this week comes at a time of increased tension between Washington and Beijing. Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne announced the plans on Tuesday, stating that the “development of facilities will support the…

Canada’s new ambassador to Beijing says Ottawa open to ‘more, more, more’

OTTAWA—As the United States and Australia raise alarms on trade and extradition with China, Canada’s new ambassador to Beijing said Wednesday Ottawa is eager to do “even more” than already suggested by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to improve formal relations. In an interview with the Star, John McCallum, the former Markham MP and cabinet minister,…