French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly listens to a speech by British defence secretary Gavin Williamson (not pictured) at the fifth plenary session of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Sunday. Franco-British naval cooperation in the region is already a reality, and could grow even further. Photo: EPA-EFE

French and British navies draw closer in the Pacific. Should China worry?

Emanuele Scimia says while France and Britain are jointly stepping up their military presence in regional waters, it’s not a given they will fully back America’s muscular position against China in the South China Sea

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French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly listens to a speech by British defence secretary Gavin Williamson (not pictured) at the fifth plenary session of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Sunday. Franco-British naval cooperation in the region is already a reality, and could grow even further. Photo: EPA-EFE
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