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Quad unveils satellite-based maritime initiative to counter China

By Kana Inagaki, Demetri Sevastopulo

24 May 2022 · 2 min read

The US, Japan, Australia and India have launched a satellite-based initiative to help countries in the Indo-Pacific region track illegal fishing and unconventional maritime militias, in their latest effort to counter China.

President Joe Biden and the other leaders of the Quad security grouping unveiled the scheme in Tokyo at their fourth summit in just over a year.

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