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As China Tensions Smoulder, Japan and Australia Move to Sign Defense Treaty

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As China Tensions Smoulder, Japan and Australia Move to Sign Defense Treaty
Copyright  Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press

Japan and Australia plan to sign a treaty on Thursday that will allow their militaries to work more closely together, in the latest example of U.S. allies strengthening ties to counter the rising threat from China.

The treaty signing is a centerpiece of a virtual summit between Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison.

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