- British Navy and French Military to INFURIATE China by Launching South China Sea Mission
by CAITLIN DOHERTY, https://www.express.co.uk/
THE BRITISH Navy could follow the US and launch a mission into the South China Sea, an area of international waters China and a number of other Asian countries argue to have a claim to.
British and French ships and naval aircraft will make their way through the South China Sea next week, French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parley, said on Sunday. The boats will sail into areas of international waters where China’s navy is expected to be. The People’s Liberation Army Navy is the world’s fastest growing navy. Ms Parley said on Sunday: “At some point a stern voice intrudes into the transponder and tells us to sail away from supposedly ‘territorial waters’.
“But our commander then calmly replies the he will sail forth, because these, under international law, are indeed international waters.” She went as far as saying that the French Navy “should broaden this effort even further.” The South China Sea is home to trillions of dollars worth of cargo traffic every year. It is also thought to contain plentiful untapped oil and gas fields.