Australia stretched relationship with China over disputed islands

Australia stretched relationship with China over disputed islands

Australia has come under heavy criticism from China’s government for criticising the country’s new air defence zone, over disputed islands in the South China sea.

Both Japan and China have claimed ownership of the Islands but China, over the weekend, implemented a new air security policy.

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has told China’s ambassador the decision could increase tensions in the region and she has raised concerns the policy was established without consultation.

But China says the statement is incorrect and needs to be withdrawn, to avoid damaging  relations between China and Australia.

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