The USS McCampbell and the HMS Argyll conduct a joint US-UK exercise in the South China Sea in January. Photo: Reuters
The USS McCampbell and the HMS Argyll conduct a joint US-UK exercise in the South China Sea in January. Photo: Reuters

European militaries ‘will do more to counter assertive China’ in Indo-Pacific

  • Naval operations expected to increase to protect freedom of navigation in key trade route amid concerns over China’s island-building and military activities
  • EU leaders to discuss 10 proposals to seek balanced relationship with China, while President Xi Jinping is due to travel to Italy and France

The USS McCampbell and the HMS Argyll conduct a joint US-UK exercise in the South China Sea in January. Photo: Reuters
The USS McCampbell and the HMS Argyll conduct a joint US-UK exercise in the South China Sea in January. Photo: Reuters
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