The PLA Navy guided missile frigate Hengshui and the guided-missile destroyers Yinchuan and Lanzhou take part in a live-fire exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: Handout

South China Sea: Trump military adviser calls for firmer rules to stop near misses

  • Admiral John Richardson says US and PLA warships need to keep their distance in disputed waters and avoid action that would escalate into full-blown clashes
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The PLA Navy guided missile frigate Hengshui and the guided-missile destroyers Yinchuan and Lanzhou take part in a live-fire exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: Handout
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.