Australia have raised concerns over China’s continued show over dominance towards Taiwan. Last week, China continued its military harassment of Taiwan, by flying a continued number of jets over the country.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has continued to promise the “peaceful reunification” of the self-ruled territory. However, any attempt of China to take control of Taiwan would undermine the peace of the entire Pacific region.
Australia, America and the UK have entered into a historic security pact, which has been seen as a counter to the Chinese show of aggression in the region.
Taiwan’s President has spoken of a hypothetical invasion of China. “If Taiwan were to fall, the consequences would be catastrophic for regional peace and the democratic alliance system,” wrote President Tsai Ying-wen in Foreign Affairs. “It would signal that in today’s global contest of values, authoritarianism has the upper hand over democracy.”
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