Australian military “balancing” between China, US

by Chris Zappone

Australia trying to balance closer military ties with both China and the US: the Wall Street Journal

“A trio of Chinese warships made a rare visit to Australia Tuesday, capping a year that has seen the country balance closer military ties with both the U.S. and China,” according to the WSJ.

From the Australian Department of Defence:

“As Chinese Minister for National Defence General Liang Guanglie and I announced in June, our navies will share the lessons learned on counter-piracy operations during this visit.”

I’m sure the Australians can learn a thing or two about piracy from the Chinese.

Pictured: the 3 ships in China in July (Courtesy Xinhua)Image