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Germany’s defence chief calls China a ‘systemic challenge’ as Berlin ramps up military presence in Asia

Germany’s defence chief has labelled China a “systemic challenge” in a call for greater military cooperation with “like-minded” countries, including Australia, invoking Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea to warn of the risk of territorial conflicts in the Indo-Pacific.In candid remarks made against the backdrop of uncertainty about the outcome of the United States presidential election, German defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Thursday said Berlin would boost defence cooperation… …read more

Source:: South China Morning Post