Australian experts suggest that “the nuclear support for China” was quickly hit by the Australian Ministry of Defense

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The reference media reported on July 4 that foreign media said that a defense expert in Australia recently announced that Australia needs to consider possessing nuclear weapons as part of its strategy to deal with China’s rise. However, the Australian Defense Minister issued a statement on the same day, promptly vetoing the nuclear support proposal, and stressed that it will abide by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
According to Singapore’s “Lianhe Zaobao” website reported on July 3, former Australian defense official and intelligence analyst White said that to counter China’s dominant position, Australia should consider whether to abandon this “difficulties” of non-nuclear policy and urgently reflect on the country. Military stance. He also said that Australia’s strategic situation is undergoing a fundamental change, and it may not be possible to rely on the United States and other allies to provide a “nuclear umbrella” in the future.
Although White puts forward the above points in the new book, he acknowledges that Australia’s possibility of developing nuclear weapons is extremely low and will only be considered in extreme cases.
Australian Defense Minister Reynolds said on the same day that as a non-nuclear country, Australia abides by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which does not acquire or develop nuclear weapons.

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