U.S., Australia Bolster Health, Security Cooperation in Face of Coronavirus, China

Two longtime allies agree on accords designed to confront China on several fronts

President Trump signed a sanctions bill targeting Chinese officials and said he would end special treatment for Hong Kong. WSJ’s Andrew Dowell looks at how tensions over a national security law recently imposed by Beijing are changing the financial hub. Photo Composite: George Downs

The U.S. and Australia announced agreements to bolster diplomatic and military cooperation on Tuesday, presenting a united front against an increasingly aggressive China and the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Australia’s rejection of Beijing’s “attempts to dominate the technology space” and of China’s militarization of the South China Sea.

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