South Asia and Beyond

Ahead Of Quad FM Meet, China Lashes Out

China lashed out at the Quad meeting of foreign ministers scheduled in Australia on Friday, saying its members have a “Cold War mentality”. The foreign ministry in Beijing claimed the Quad was trying to trigger a confrontation with China and said it was trying to enforce U.S.-style democratic standards. India’s external affairs minister is in Canberra for the fourth such meeting at this level.

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