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Bonds with the United States by bringing our alliance into the 21st century. Now this comes in the wake of what the U.S. State Department says, Chinese ships carried out what it describes as a dangerous maneuver coming within 50 yards of the Philippine boat leading to near collision, it says an armed attack on Philip armed forces aircraft or naval vessels will trigger U.S. defense commitments, Beijing has said maneuvers were professional and restrained and says the U.S. must not interfere. Australia's defense minister Richard marles of citing economic coercion and a motivator as a motivator for a revamped military. The threat is not that we are about to be invaded. But our exposure to economic coercion and to coercion from an adversary is greater and the potential for that coercion going forward is much more significant. And that's where the threat lies. Morals on ABC Australia says a nation has to be prepared as trade with China has increased in the recent past and is more and more reliant on fuel from Russia. So he says a decisions will be difficult but defense has to be focused on protection at this point. Here's a chance that Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and U.S. president Joe Biden will be on the sidelines of the meeting of Pacific leaders in Papua New Guinea in May, both have been invited the U.S. and its allies have so far avoided any pressure on India over its close ties with Russia. Russia is a key supplier of weapons and energy to India. Age, Biden, White House, is age a part of the problem. Does he have to fight it? Democratic senator Chris Coons says politically, not a promise, not a problem at all. I think Joe Biden is agile is capable. His record of leadership both at home and abroad makes him eminently qualified. And we should be focusing some on the wisdom and experience he brings to the job in addition to the accomplishments he's had. Now coons on ABC has heard on Bloomberg says compare his mental acuity to Donald Trump and Trump comes out the big loser. Chinese authorities reportedly have been preparing to release journalist fang bin who disappeared three years ago this after public public release videos of overcrowded hospitals and bodies during the COVID-19 outbreak relative of Fung said it was due to happen yesterday, there has been no confirmation of any kind. In San Francisco, I met Baxter this is Bloomberg, right, Paul. All right, thanks very much for that Ed do stay with us. We're going to be joined by

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