‘It’s time’: US joins Australia to fight back against China

Sky News columnist Caleb Bond says “the time has come” for the US to step up and intervene in the Pacific.

This comes after The Australian reports that the US has “joined Australia’s efforts to counter rising Chinese influence in the Pacific” by providing a multi-million dollar funding package to island nations and “building up its diplomatic presence in the region.”

“Finally the US is stepping in and doing something here because, to be perfectly honest, the US and the rest of the Western world owe us a debt,” Mr Bond told Sky News anchor Jenna Clark.