RN for S. China Sea
Defence secretary Gavin Williamson said HMS Sutherland, an anti-submarine frigate, would next month assert freedom of navigation rights.
Britain to sail warship through disputed South China Sea
A British warship will sail from Australia through the disputed South China Sea next month to assert freedom of navigation rights, the UK’s defence secretary said on Tuesday in a move likely to irk Beijing.
China claims nearly all of the resource-rich waterway and has been turning reefs and islets into islands and installing military facilities such as runways and equipment on them.
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