The German frigate Bayern has been sent on a six-month voyage that will include a passage through the South China Sea. Photo: DPA
The German frigate Bayern has been sent on a six-month voyage that will include a passage through the South China Sea. Photo: DPA

Germany’s South China Sea adventure exposes divisions in Berlin

  • Warship’s proposed friendly stop-off in Shanghai scuppered by surprise move from Beijing seeking clarification
  • What began as a ‘classic German foreign policy fudge’ has given Angela Merkel a headache in her last days in office

Topic |   South China Sea
The German frigate Bayern has been sent on a six-month voyage that will include a passage through the South China Sea. Photo: DPA
The German frigate Bayern has been sent on a six-month voyage that will include a passage through the South China Sea. Photo: DPA
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