US, UK, Australia form new security partnership; Europe seeking to strengthen Taiwan ties

US, UK, Australia form new security partnership; Europe seeking to strengthen Taiwan ties

US, UK, Australia form new security partnership; Europe seeking to strengthen Taiwan ties

A new security deal forms between the United States, the UK, and Australia, seemingly to counter communist China. Under it, Australia acquires nuclear-powered submarines. The European Union boosts efforts to rival the influence Beijing has gained through its Belt and Road Initiative. International voices calling to support Taiwan are getting louder, as more push to help defend the island. At the same time, Beijing is seeking a new national image. Officials are even trying to create so-called "new forms of human civilization."