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Can Aukus help counter the threat from China?

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Aukus is a pact between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. But its primary purpose is combatting another country: China.

‘It’s about China, let’s be quite clear,’ says security minister Tom Tugendhat. ‘You will not see many direct references to China in Aukus literature,’ says Sophia Gaston, director of the British Foreign Policy Group, ‘but it is certainly implicit.

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