Why China fired sonar at Australian divers

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But Australia has not been alone in having risky encounters with China. In a report released last month, the Pentagon said Chinese ships and planes had almost 300 interceptions and challenges with western militaries since mid-2021 in the Indo-Pacific, with the US’s top naval commander for the region branding China as “increasingly provocative”. Australian Strategic Policy Institute senior analyst Euan Graham said the November 14 interaction between HMAS Toowoomba and the Chinese destroyer Ningbo was “obviously part of the same pattern” of grey zone behaviour, which are military or paramilitary activities that fall short of armed conflict. “I don’t buy...