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Let's not exaggerate the danger of the so-called rise of China

Crispin Hull
By Crispin Hull
December 17 2021 - 6:30pm
The sabre-rattling in Australia by Defence Minister Peter Dutton is especially misguided, other than as an excuse for more military spending. Picture: Keegan Carroll

It is easy to be fearful about China: that it is grabbing territory in the South China Sea; that it is building a vast navy and new nuclear missile platforms; that it is capable of cyber attacks that can bring down infrastructure in the West; that it will soon overtake the US both economically and militarily and dominate the world.

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Crispin Hull

Crispin Hull

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Crispin Hull is a former editor of The Canberra Times and a regular columnist.