AUKUS deal: China condemns ‘Cold War mentality’


A massive defence deal unveiled this week in San Diego saw Australia, the UK and the US strengthen their alliance and revealed that the multi-decade military partnership is chiefly concerned about China. Under the so-called AUKUS defence pact, Australia will acquire up to eight nuclear-powered submarines costing up to $368 billion between now and the 2050s. Analysts say this next phase of the AUKUS pact is a direct response to growing assertiveness by Beijing. FRANCE 24’s Nicholas Rushworth tells us more.


Also in this edition, we see how the indigenous Ainu people on Japan’s Hokkaido island are finally reclaiming their identity after more than 150 years of marginalisation.

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