People line the shore to watch as tug boats manoeuvre the 65,000-tonne British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into Portsmouth Harbour in 2017. Photo: AFP
People line the shore to watch as tug boats manoeuvre the 65,000-tonne British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into Portsmouth Harbour in 2017. Photo: AFP
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Britain’s risky gamble in South China Sea

  • By sending an aircraft carrier strike group through disputed waters, London is inviting confrontation, whether by accident or design

People line the shore to watch as tug boats manoeuvre the 65,000-tonne British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into Portsmouth Harbour in 2017. Photo: AFP
People line the shore to watch as tug boats manoeuvre the 65,000-tonne British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into Portsmouth Harbour in 2017. Photo: AFP
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