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China is alarmed by the Quad. But its threats are driving the group closer together

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2022
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ANALYSIS

When the United States, Japan, Australia and India first resuscitated their informal dialogue from a decade-long hiatus in late 2017, China was confident it would soon fail.

"It seems there is never a shortage of headline-grabbing ideas," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said dismissively of the grouping in early 2018, months after it convened its first working-level meeting in Manila.

"They are like the sea foam in the Pacific or Indian Ocean: they may get some attention, but soon will dissipate," Wang concluded.

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https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/23/china/quad-summit-china-threat-analysis-intl-hnk-mic/index.html

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