17 Sep 2021

‘Any means possible’ to reunify China, says Victor Gao

Europe Editor and Presenter

China is not happy about the new security pact formed by the UK, Australia and the United States, describing it as “extremely irresponsible” and “severely damaging regional peace”.

The alliance means the US will share nuclear-powered submarine technology with Australia for the first time, and is being seen as an attempt to counter China’s growing influence in the region.

We spoke to Victor Gao, who’s vice president of the Centre for China and globalisation, and began by asking him whether China should be at all surprised by this new strategic alliance, given their own build-up of military strength.