French amphibious assault ship the Tonnerre was sent to join three months of training and patrols in the Pacific. Photo: Twitter French amphibious assault ship the Tonnerre was sent to join three months of training and patrols in the Pacific. Photo: Twitter
French amphibious assault ship the Tonnerre was sent to join three months of training and patrols in the Pacific. Photo: Twitter
South China Sea

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South China Sea: why France is flexing its muscles in the contested waters

  • France sent warships to South China Sea ahead of joint exercises with US and Japan, after its nuclear submarine conducted patrols
  • Willingness to confront Beijing’s claims in the disputed waters reflects French interests in the Indo-Pacific and plans to work with Quad nations

Knowledge |   Asia’s territorial disputes
French amphibious assault ship the Tonnerre was sent to join three months of training and patrols in the Pacific. Photo: Twitter French amphibious assault ship the Tonnerre was sent to join three months of training and patrols in the Pacific. Photo: Twitter
French amphibious assault ship the Tonnerre was sent to join three months of training and patrols in the Pacific. Photo: Twitter
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