China tells UK to ‘obey the rules’ as Royal Navy enters South China Sea | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

China tells UK to ‘obey the rules’ as Royal Navy enters South China Sea

C
hina has threatened stern action against the Royal Navy’s carrier strike group (CSG) if it does not “remain restrained and obey the rules” as it sails through the South China Sea.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace set the scene earlier this month for a confrontation with Beijing when he said the deployment led by the flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth would sail on any route defined as legitimate under international law.

China claims the South China Sea despite an international court ruling in 2016 that it did not belong to the nation, which has grown increasingly assertive as it builds military bases and airport runways on constructed islands in the disputed waters.

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA