The USS McCampbell and HMS Argyll manoeuvre during an exercise in the South China Sea in January. The US is challenging China’s so-called grey zone activities in the region. Photo: US Navy/Reuters
Richard Heydarian
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Richard Heydarian

On course for a moment of truth in South China Sea as US Navy ups the ante

  • The Pentagon is stepping up its freedom of navigation operations and openly challenging Chinese paramilitary forces in the disputed region, but it seems to have only emboldened China to fortify its claims

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The USS McCampbell and HMS Argyll manoeuvre during an exercise in the South China Sea in January. The US is challenging China’s so-called grey zone activities in the region. Photo: US Navy/Reuters
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