The Australian Financial Review reported on the Hon. Senator Penny Wong's USSC address about the role of the US in Asia.

In particular, her comments about the potential establishment of a fund to invest in infrastructure across the region were noted as a countermeasure to Chinese influence.

The Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Leader of the Opposition in Senate said "China's narrative as to its place in the world, and its increased assertiveness in the prosecution of its interests also contemplate a different role in our region... we see more competition and less cooperation around us."