HMS Richmond, a Type 23 frigate, is en route through the Taiwan Strait to visit Vietnam and the Vietnam People's Navy. Photo: HMS Richmond HMS Richmond, a Type 23 frigate, is en route through the Taiwan Strait to visit Vietnam and the Vietnam People's Navy. Photo: HMS Richmond
HMS Richmond, a Type 23 frigate, is en route through the Taiwan Strait to visit Vietnam and the Vietnam People's Navy. Photo: HMS Richmond

Chinese military blasts UK frigate’s passage through Taiwan Strait as an ‘opportunistic’ stunt

  • HMS Richmond makes its transit between the mainland and the island less than two weeks after Britain, the US and Australia announced their Aukus alliance
  • The route, as the HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier group made its way to Vietnam, shows the UK’s commitment to American Indo-Pacific policy, analysts say

Topic |   China-UK relations
HMS Richmond, a Type 23 frigate, is en route through the Taiwan Strait to visit Vietnam and the Vietnam People's Navy. Photo: HMS Richmond HMS Richmond, a Type 23 frigate, is en route through the Taiwan Strait to visit Vietnam and the Vietnam People's Navy. Photo: HMS Richmond
HMS Richmond, a Type 23 frigate, is en route through the Taiwan Strait to visit Vietnam and the Vietnam People's Navy. Photo: HMS Richmond
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