South China Sea warning: China increasing military presence in disputed waters

By Harvey Gavin

Last month, a leading UK think tank warned Britain must be prepared to face down an increasingly aggressive China to protect its interests in the heavily militarised South China Sea.

Research by the Henry Jackson Society said nearly £100billion of trade to and from the UK passes through the region annually.

And the best way to help maintain freedom of navigation for vessels in the area is to deploy Royal Navy warships, the study concluded – despite the risk of “inadvertent escalation” with Chinese vessels.


Read the full article in The Express


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