Australia, Japan strengthen military cooperation with China in sights

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Japan and Australia are moving closer together militarily in view of China’s growing ambition for power in the region. The heads of government of the two US allies, Fumio Kishida and Scott Morrison, signed an agreement on Thursday to facilitate joint manoeuvres. This includes faster deployment of personnel, easing restrictions on the transport of weapons and equipment for exercises and crisis operations in the event of natural disasters. The Reciprocal Access Agreement corresponds to an agreement that Japan previously had only with its protecting power, the United States. The closer military c…

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