Checking China: What is the Quad Coalition?

The Economic Times

Leaders of the “Quad” — the United States, India, Australia and Japan — met in Tokyo on Tuesday, cementing an alliance designed to counter China’s push across the Asia-Pacific region.

The grouping has risen and fallen in prominence over the years, but gained new traction following deadly border clashes between India and China in 2020, and a recent surge in Australian diplomatic and commercial confrontations with Beijing.

Members stress it is not an “Asian NATO”, and portray it as a group that can offer others in the region an alternative to China in areas including Covid-19 resources, disaster relief and cybersecurity.

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