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Australia defense paper accepts rise of China's military

Updated: 2013-05-04 08:09
By Agencies in Canberra and Beijing ( China Daily)

Australia defense paper accepts rise of China's military

Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornets during a military exercise in February in Melbourne. Michael Dodge / Getty Images

Australia struck a conciliatory tone toward top trading partner China as it said that Beijing's rising defense capabilities are a natural outcome of its growing economy, according to a new strategy outlined in Australia's Defence White Paper 2013, released on Friday.

Australia defense paper accepts rise of China's military

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