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China warns Britain against planned HMS Queen Elizabeth deployment
« on: September 17, 2019, 05:45:52 AM »
China warns Britain against planned HMS Queen Elizabeth deployment
By Elizabeth Shim

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/09/10/China-warns-Britain-against-planned-HMS-Queen-Elizabeth-deployment/9421568131961/

Sept. 10 (UPI) -- China is warning Britain against becoming more active in areas near disputed islands in the South China Sea.

Maj. Gen. Su Guanghui, Beijing's defense attaché to London, has said British military cooperation with the United States would be considered "hostile," The Telegraph reported.


"If the United States and Britain join hands in a challenge or violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China, that would be hostile action," Su said, according to the report.

The statement comes at a time when Britain could be considering deploying the HMS Queen Elizabeth to the South China Sea.

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"The presence of international navies in the South China Sea is normal and the Royal Navy is no exception to this," a British naval spokesman said. "We remain committed to asserting rights of freedom of navigation at sea and in the air as provided for by international law."


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