The chief of the Australian defence force, General Angus Campbell, has offered a gloomy assessment of developments in the Indo-Pacific region, warning of a rise in “coercive statecraft and grey-zone activities”. Meanwhile, Japan's Ambassador to Australia, Shingo Yamagami, pointed to USSC research that revealed 46% of Australian respondents would support sending military forces to help defend Taiwan if it was attacked by China, compared with about a third of American and Japanese respondents.