ON THE BRINK: War with China 'much more likely than currently recognised' says expert


Liberal Senator Jim Molan fears Australia is on brink of military conflict with China


Liberal Senator Jim Molan says he’s concerned Australia’s nasty trade war with China could soon escalate to military conflict.

Australia’s relationship with the Asian superpower has rapidly deteriorated since Prime Minister Scott Morrison called for an inquiry into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, with tariffs slapped on Aussie exports including barley, beef, wine and coal.

Speaking to Sunrise, former Australian Army Major General Molan said war with China is “much more likely than is currently recognised” as he urged the federal government to immediately “prepare for the worst case scenario.”

Watch the interview in the video player above

Sharing his concerns, Molan said China had been “priming for war for a long, long time”.

“They are threatening Taiwan every day of the week and interfering in Japanese airspace,” he told the programme.

“They have stolen the South China Sea, contrary to any international rules and laws, they are picking fights with their neighbours around the world and they have extraordinary military capability, not just in rockets and aircraft but in overall capability to do things.

“They are primed for war and the other problem of course is that America as well is primed for war.

“This is a situation which is changing rapidly, and we have got to prepare for the worst case. It is not inevitable, but we have got to prepare.”

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