Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese home-town Sydney has been chosen for hosting the Quad summit mid-2023 as Japan this week raised severe concerns to China and Russia over coordinated air patrols over the Sea of Japan and scrambled jets in response.
While the QUAD summit's dates are still being finalised, US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will travel to Sydney to strengthen bilateral ties and push back against China's aggressive actions in the Indo-Pacific and towards all four democratic nations.
However, while the dates are being finalised, India will host the QUAD foreign ministers' meeting in New Delhi.
Although China has described QUAD as an Indo-Pacific NATO with a primary focus on Beijing, the wolf warriors of the Xi Jinping government are actually the ones pressuring the democratic states to band together by their aggressive acts and remarks.
Only because of this escalating military tension with the PLA has Japan opted to increase its defence spending from one to two percent of GDP, and Australia has joined the AUKUS alliance to counter China's aspirations to become a superpower.
While the Chinese MSS agency targets the US with corporate espionage and cyberattacks, India and China are engaged in a military conflict along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), mainly in East Ladakh and the eastern sector. Both New Delhi and Washington are irritated by Beijing's unjustified opposition to the India-US high altitude military drill in Uttarakhand.
While QUAD has evolved into the focal point of the Indo-Pacific pushback, nations like France, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, the Philippines, and Indonesia are also forming trilateral alliances with the US and India to thwart Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific and the consequences of Russia's war in Ukraine.