‘Aggressive Act’: Chinese Vessel Spying Off West Coast of Australia

‘Aggressive Act’: Chinese Vessel Spying Off West Coast of Australia

Another Chinese spy ship has been spotted off the coast of Australia, this time near the town of Exmouth on the west, according to Defence Minister Peter Dutton.

The minister revealed the ship was sighted around 6 a.m. on May 13, and that it has not contacted Australian authorities about its approach—a standard international protocol.

“It is a Chinese warship with intelligence gathering capability,” Dutton told reporters in Perth. “It is obviously very strange that it has come this far south and it is hugging the coastline as it goes north, and its intention will be to collect as much…

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