The German frigate Bayern is heading to Asia-Pacific waters. Photo: Twitter
The German frigate Bayern is heading to Asia-Pacific waters. Photo: Twitter

Why China is not saying yes – or no – to the German navy’s port call request

  • A German warship is heading to the Asia-Pacific following US calls to its allies to take more interest in the region
  • China’s response to the vessel’s application to stop in Shanghai could show the direction of bilateral relations, observers say

Topic |   South China Sea
The German frigate Bayern is heading to Asia-Pacific waters. Photo: Twitter
The German frigate Bayern is heading to Asia-Pacific waters. Photo: Twitter
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