Chinese military aircraft have entered Taiwan's air-defense zone multiple times in recent weeks, raising tensions in the region. The Biden administration has thrown its weight behind Taipei, sending emissaries to the island to reaffirm US support.
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After Trump's tumultuous four-year presidency, Joe Biden is returning US-Africa relations to old shared values. With a focus on mutual respect, the new partnership will not be about competing with China.
China's tensions with Taiwan and trade rows with Australia are prompting concern in Canberra. But some Australian politicians were not happy with one security official's "drums of war" remark.
Washington was not trying to "contain" China, US State Secretary Anthony Blinken said, but warned that Beijing was acting in "increasingly adversarial" ways.
The United States is seeking more diplomatic contact with Taiwan, as China engages in military provocations towards the island.
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