The media in Australia has really ramped up the anti-China rhetoric of late. Our foreign and defense ministers are in Washington for an annual war room meeting which should be able to be done remotely in covid times.
Election year in the states. This "wag the dog" scenario is a very dangerous game being played as if something starts in Sth China Sea, sure as shit Iran will take advantage as well as Turkey, Israel, India and Pakistan.
It will happen prior to Novembers election.