British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will be deployed to the Pacific. Photo: AP

Britain urges the West to be ready to flex military muscle in the Pacific as US Navy steps up activities in South China Sea

  • Hardline message could be part of face-saving effort to regain confidence battered by Brexit, Chinese analyst says
Topic |   South China Sea

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British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will be deployed to the Pacific. Photo: AP
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Britain's Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson. Photo: Reuters

Brexit could boost UK’s military standing against China and Russia, says defence secretary Williamson

  • He intends to argue in a speech at the Royal United Services Institute that a post-Brexit UK should redefine itself as a global power prepared to intervene against countries that ‘flout international law’
Topic |   Brexit

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Britain's Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson. Photo: Reuters
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