China appeals for global unity in wake of US-led Aukus security alliance

Chinese President Xi Jinping called on countries around the world to oppose “hegemony and division”, a day after the United States launched a security alliance seen as countering Beijing.In a virtual address to a regional security summit in Dushanbe on Friday, Xi said international issues could not be solved by bullying from “a position of strength”.“We oppose acts that undermine the international order, create confrontation, and create division under the banner of so-called rules setting,” Xi…