“Kanton has been used by the U.S. for space and missile tracking operations and its near 2-kilometre (6,562 ft) runway hosted long-range bombers during the war.
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) said in a paper last year that Chinese facilities on Kiribati would be positioned across major sea lanes between North America, and Australia and New Zealand.”
“澳洲國防部網站於6月1日發布消息指出，澳洲將聯同美國、加拿大、日本、南韓、紐西蘭和英國，於7月14日至31日在澳洲昆士蘭州中部和東北，以及澳洲東部沿岸海域展開「2021護身軍刀演習」（Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021）。
“We don’t need five weeks of integration. We can really come together, and in about 44 hours we’re a fully functional, robust combat force,”
"The incident occurred on Tuesday, the statement said, when an Australian P-8A aircraft, a reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare plane, was flying over the Arafura Sea, the body of water between Australia's Northern Territory and the island of New Guinea to the north.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ship that pointed the laser at the Australian jet was one of two PLAN warships sailing east across the Arafura Sea at the time, the Australian military said.
It released photos of two Chinese ships with the statement, which, according to their hull numbers, are the guided-missile destroyer Hefei and the amphibious transport dock Jinggang Shan.
Australia did not say which of the two ships pointed the laser at the Australian aircraft."
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