Minister: Britain plans to sail warship in South China Sea
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 () BEIJING (AP) — Britain will sail a warship through the South China Sea to assert the right of free passage, the country's defense chief was quoted Tuesday as saying, potentially increasing friction with China, which claims virtually the entire strategic waterway. The Australian newspaper quoted Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson as saying the anti-submarine frigate HMS Sutherland will sail through the area on its return from a visit to Australia that begins this week. "She'll be sailing through the South China Sea (on the way home) and making it clear our navy has a right to do...
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