Australian Minister Penny Wong issues China conflict warning


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Foreign Minister Penny Wong has flagged Australia faces “a greater risk now of conflict than we have for many years” after China launched a series of high-scale military drills in the Indo-Pacific. Speaking ahead of a UN summit in New York on Tuesday, Senator Wong alluded to China’s growing influence over the hotly-contested region and said it was vital to work with a range of countries to make sure “no one country dominates.” “These are the riskiest strategic circumstances the world has seen for many years,” the minister told CNN. “I think powers like Australia, we’re a middle power -...