China has reacted to US-Australia defence talks by sending a warning to Canberra that it should not "go further on the road of harming [bilateral] relations".
Citing State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's telephone conversation with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Tuesday, Liu said "for the UK, China is an opportunity, rather than a threat, a factor for growth, rather than a cause for decline, a solution, rather than a challenge or a risk".
"In line with the 2016 decision of the Arbitral Tribunal, they affirmed that China's maritime claims are not valid under worldwide law", the joint statement released by both camps said.
But the Chinese embassy in Australia swiftly hit back in a statement of its own.
Australia had said, "We are concerned about the steps being taken in the South China Sea which is increasing instability and may provoke conflict".
He said the UK's interference in China's internal affairs had "seriously poisoned the atmosphere" of the bilateral relationship.
"Last week, five Australian warships joined the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier strike group and a Japanese destroyer in conducting a trilateral naval exercise", US Defense Secretary Esper also noted. "However, such co-operation should be conducive to regional peace, stability and mutual trust between regional countries". Any attempt to pressure China will never succeed.
She said although Australia and the United States are allies, they "don't agree on everything - and that's part of a respectful relationship". Fears that the cold war could tip into a hot war eventually have been on the rise and the South China Sea and Taiwan are primary concerns for a possible military confrontation.
Asked if he saw a new Cold War, China's ambassador to London, Liu Xiaoming, said the United States had started a trade war with China and that there would be no victor from such an approach.
That prompted a harsh response in the government mouthpiece the Global Times, which published an article titled, "Australia unwisely boards U.S. leaky boat to meddle in South China Sea".
Despite Australia's reliance on trade with China, Prime Minister Scott Morrison's right-leaning government has largely backed the United States.
"China's Overseas Ministry and consultants have slammed rumors hyped by the U.S. facet that Chinese language hackers and spies try to steal their research supplies for COVID-19 vaccine and drug growth, saying the 2 global locations are creating totally different merchandise and that China is definitely main in vaccine growth", the Communist state-run Individuals's Each day stated in a report this week.
"Economic ties and political relations are related". ' Earlier, the Australian High Commissioner had slapped China on the South China Sea.
'Enormous set of things that destroyed jobs all across the U.S. because that intellectual property is the grist for a lot of good jobs for American working people, ' he said.
"There was routine and professional naval communications".