Government forced to make strategic decisions by “Chinese belligerence”.

The federal government has been pressured by “Chinese language belligerence” to make strategic selections and improve affect within the Indo-Pacific area, says former Labor adviser Stephen Conroy.

Mr Conroy’s feedback are available response to former Prime Minister Paul Keating’s criticism of AUKUS on Wednesday.

“I might simply say to Paul Keating why do not you guys speak about what China has achieved,” he informed Sky Information Australia.

“You’re normally a person of nice braveness, why do not you speak about China in these issues?”