Defence Minister Peter Dutton says China considers Australia a 'tributary state' that should submit to its power

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The Defence Minister says China sees Australia and other countries in the region as subordinate states that should be submissive to it, as he warns Beijing would quickly dominate Asia if it succeeds in invading Taiwan.
The Defence Minister Peter Dutton has declared that China sees other countries in the region as "tributary states" and is warning that Beijing would quickly dominate Asia if it succeeds in invading Taiwan.

Key points: The Defence Minister is warning that China will quickly dominate Asia if it succeeds in invading Taiwan

The Defence Minister is warning that China will quickly dominate Asia if it succeeds in invading Taiwan Mr Dutton says he does not believe China wishes to occupy Australia, nor other countries

Mr Dutton says he does not believe China wishes to occupy Australia, nor other countries However, he says, Australia must act as a strong deterrent to Chinese aggression in the region

Mr Dutton said Australia's main desire was to secure peace through deterring China from aggression, with the help…
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