China-UK dispute | British Navy seen only playing minor role in South China Sea

British Navy seen only playing minor role in South China Sea

Britain is a major naval player no longer. It can only offer a support presence for other western powers in the Indo-Pacific

November 3, 2018 9:54 AM (UTC+8)
A Royal Marine boarding team is seen in front of the HMS Argyll, which has been involved in freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea plus naval exercises with allies such as the US, Australia and Japan, who share its concerns about Beijing claiming the South China Sea as its territorial waters. Photo: AFP / Ministry of Defence
A Royal Marine boarding team is seen in front of the HMS Argyll, which has been involved in freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea plus naval exercises with allies such as the US, Australia and Japan, who share its concerns about Beijing claiming the South China Sea as its territorial waters. Photo: AFP / Ministry of Defence