Members of the Philippine navy run past a warship during a 2016 ceremony. Photo: Reuters

China donates warships to Sri Lanka and Philippines in drive to expand regional influence

Vessels handed over as part of military aid packages as Beijing seeks to increase its footprint in the Indo-Pacific region

Topic |   China military

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Members of the Philippine navy run past a warship during a 2016 ceremony. Photo: Reuters
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Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen joined the Post in 2015 as a reporter on the China desk. She previously worked with Reuters in Beijing.