China stoking ‘trust deficit’ with neighbouring nations

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Shadow Defence Minister Andrew Hastie says China’s response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is “quite concerning”.

“Firing missiles near Taiwan, it’s actually a big escalation,” he told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

Mr Hastie said “authoritarian powers are on the move” as over the last decade, China has had a “trust deficit” with its neighbours.

“This sort of behaviour does nothing to build trust among nations and I think it concerning, it’s definitely an escalation on what we’ve seen.”

“We want peace, it’s only right and proper that we call on China to cease these activities.”Read MoreThe Australian