Australia is not the only nation struggling with its complicated relationship with China.
Our former foreign minister Alexander Downer has savaged the United Kingdom’s approach to the growing superpower under previous prime minister David Cameron, saying he and his government left Britain no longer worthy of global leadership status.
Mr Downer, who has changed his tune on China significantly since the time he spent working for telecommunications giant Huawei, said the focus must now be on the so-called 'quad' – an Indo Pacific cohort of the United States, Australia, India and Japan.
He also raised the suggestion of forming a new alliance of democratic nations, to be known as the D10, to curb China's investment in critical infrastructure through its Belt and Road Initiative.
In this episode, national editor Tory Maguire and London-based breaking news reporter Latika Bourke talk about Alexander's Downer about face on China, why he is now making these comments, and China's investment in UK infrastructure.
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