The Quad, which consists of the United States, Australia, India, and Japan, keeps promising to maintain peace in the Indo-Pacific area.
The leaders of several of the biggest democracies in the Indo-Pacific area speaking out against China’s escalating coercion is the clearest indication yet that they are doing so.
The phrase here is directed towards China, the superpower.
China, on the other hand, refers to the Quad as an Asian equivalent of NATO.
According to Zhang Jun, China’s permanent representative to the UN Security Council, the Quad is “ganging up in the Asia-Pacific region, creating cliques, and bent on provoking confrontation.”