Following the footprints of Maldives, Australia too did not participate in the "China-Indian Ocean Forum on Development Cooperation" that held on November 21. Australia`s High Commissioner to India, Barry O`Farrell took to Twitter to clarify about the same and tweeted, "Contrary to media reporting, no Australian Government official attended the Kunming China-Indian Ocean Forum on Development Cooperation.”
China's Information Technology Ministry announced that the number of 5G base stations in use across the country had surpassed 1.96 million ‘I imagine it will only increase the pervasiveness and efficiency of surveillance,’ says a US journalist and China analyst Beijing's build-out in Xinjiang is part of the 2019 expansion of 5G technology for broadband cellular networks, to fully digitise its economy and society
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson called on Washington not to hype the "Chinese threat." He was commenting on US Secretary of State`s remark on China posing a threat to international order. Blinken said that China is the only nation that has both intent and capability to reshape existing international order.