Australian defence minister says Chinese spy ship in waters 'an act of aggression'

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Australia's defence minister, Peter Dutton, said a Chinese intelligence ship had been tracked off the West Australian coast. Dutton described it as an "act of aggression" by Beijing. Australia has been tracking the spy ship over the last week or so, Dutton said.
Australian defence minister says Chinese spy ship in waters 'an act of aggression'
10 days ago·Canberra, Australia

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The Guardian

It’s unprecedented for Dutton to label a Chinese spy ship sailing outside Australia’s territory an ‘act of aggression’ | Daniel Hurst

International law experts say ‘this is not an act of aggression and is in fact fairly standard activity for navies’

10 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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Reuters

Australia says Chinese spy ship's presence off west coast 'concerning'

A Chinese intelligence ship was tracked off Australia's west coast within 50 nautical miles of a sensitive defence facility, Australia said on Friday, raising concern amid an election campaign about China's behaviour in the region.

10 days ago·United Kingdom
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News18 India

Chinese Spy Ship Spotted Close To Secretive Naval Facility Off Australia’s Western Coast

Australian defence minister Peter Dutton said that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has been tracking a Chinese spy ship since last week after it was tracked off the West Australian coast. The spy ship was seen close to a secretive naval communications base that provides support to submarines owned by the US and Australia’s defence allies.

10 days ago·India
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CTV News

Australia says Chinese spy ship has been hugging west coast

Australia's defence minister said Friday that a Chinese warship with spying capabilities had been hugging the nation's western coastline in what amounted to an "aggressive act."

10 days ago·Toronto, Canada
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The Hindu

Chinese warship with spying capabilities has been hugging western coastline: Australia's Defence Minister

“I think it is an aggressive act and I think particularly because it has come so far south,” Australia's Defence Minister Peter Dutton said

10 days ago·India
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The Independent

Chinese warship accused of ‘spying’ on Australian coast in ‘act of aggression’

Australia’s defense minister says a Chinese warship with spying capabilities has been hugging the western coastline in what amounts to an ‘aggressive act’

9 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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