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
Topic |   China-EU relations

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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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