Britain warned Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday that its allies would stand together to fight for democracy against dictatorships that it said were more emboldened than at any time since the Cold War.
Speaking in Australia, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Britain and its allies in the “free world” must respond together to global threats, deepen ties with democracies in the Indo-Pacific and “face down global aggressors” who were using economic dependence to try to get what they want.
The countries were meeting under the header of annual Australia-United Kingdom Ministerial Consultations (AUKMIN)
Further Chinese officials responded to the"China Threat" as non-sense. China had previously imposed sanctions on Australia after it requested re-investigations into the origins of coronavirus
In a joint statement, the ministers expressed concern at Russia’s military build-up on the border with Ukraine and “their absolute support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”