Japan, India, US, Australia discuss Indo-Pacific amid rising China

The top diplomats from Japan, India, Australia and the United States agreed on Tuesday to enhance their cooperation, with an eye on the Covid-19 pandemic and China’s growing assertiveness.”It is more critical now than ever that we collaborate to protect our people and partnerships from the Chinese Communist Party’s exploitation and corruption and coercion,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a meeting in Tokyo.”We see it in the South and East China seas, in Mekong, the Himalayas, Taiwan Strait – these are just a few examples,” he added.Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Australia…

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