Albanese evasive on China navy incident


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The US government joined condemnation of the incident. “This week, dangerous behaviour by a PLA destroyer resulted in the injury of personnel supporting a lawfully operating (an Australian Navy) vessel, the latest example in a pattern of coercive and risky PLA operational behaviour,” Assistant Defence Secretary for the Asia-Pacific Ely Ratner said on social media. Mr Albanese told Sky News on Monday Australia had made it “very clear” to the Chinese “our strong objections to this occurrence”. “What I said when I was in China is that we will co-operate where we can, but disagree where we must. And this...