An image released by the US Navy showing Monday’s joint military exercise with Britain in the South China Sea. Photo: Twitter

Chinese-British relations ‘complicated’ by South China Sea military plans

  • Joint US-Britain naval drill in disputed waters follows hard on the heels of Beijing anger at plans to deploy new aircraft carrier to the region
  • Disputed waters have become a dangerous flashpoint between Beijing and Washington
Topic |   South China Sea

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An image released by the US Navy showing Monday’s joint military exercise with Britain in the South China Sea. Photo: Twitter
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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.