Joe Biden's administration has pledged to support Australia in its disputes with China, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Australian counterpart that the US will not leave Australia alone in the face of economic pressure from China.
According to him, this is what the allies are doing, AP reported.
The United States and Australia share common values that no other nation, including China, can eradicate, he added.
Blinken and Australian FM Marise Payne said creating a united front to confront China is key and called for a more thorough and comprehensive investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, which first occurred in China in 2019.
China suspended economic dialogue with Australia last week, stepping up a pressure campaign that kicked off Australia's support for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus and disrupted exports to China's largest foreign market.