( Global Times) Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Tuesday that Australia is considering joint naval patrols with Indonesia in the South China Sea. She claimed Indonesia proposed joint patrols last week and the request was consistent with Australia's policies of exercising the right to freedom of navigation. The proposal has no intention to disrupt the relationship with China; it is called a peace patrol and is about protecting fish in each other's areas, Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu was quoted as saying by Australian media. |
Australia meddle in the South China Sea in such a high profile in which it has little stake?
China actually wants to keep Australia as a friend. The two countries never had a problem in the history and there is a strong economic tie. Australia should not be a country that has to be part of the dispute to against China.