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But China says the statement is incorrect and needs to be withdrawn, to avoid damaging  relations between China and Australia.

About author

Amy Whittaker
Amy Whittaker 1402 posts

Amy joined the NRN team in August 2011, before graduating from a B of Arts (Communication-Journalism)/B of Sports Studies from Charles Sturt University in December 2011.

View all posts by this author →

You might also like


Turnbull accused of betraying Abbott

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says it is possible an attack against him by 2 conservative media identities may have been a coordinated campaign against him.

National 0 Comments

Alcoa to close Point Henry aluminium smelter

Alcoa has confirmed it is closing its Point Henry aluminium smelter in Geelong, as well as its two rolling mills in Geelong and Yennora.

National 0 Comments

Liberal Premiers want more details on Gonksi funding

The Coalition has criticised the government’s outlining of its news school funding system, saying not enough detail has been provided.


UNHCR slams Australia’s detention of asylum seeker children

The UN Refugee Agency is urging Australia to end the detention of asylum seeker children.


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!