British warship to sail through disputed South China Sea

British warship to sail through disputed South China Sea

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A British warship will sail from Australia through the disputed South China Sea next month to assert freedom of navigation rights, a senior official said 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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February 13, 2018 at 02:18PM