British warship the HMS Albion passed by the contested Paracel Islands and was reportedly confronted by the Chinese military in late August. Photo: EPA-EFE

Britain’s planned naval base in Southeast Asia seen as ‘muscle-flexing’ against China

  • Building a facility in the region, potentially in Singapore or Brunei, is likely to further complicate the geostrategic landscape, analysts warn
  • They say it could also cast a shadow over Beijing’s relations with its neighbours and worsen tensions with London – though ‘Washington will be pleased’
Topic |   South China Sea

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British warship the HMS Albion passed by the contested Paracel Islands and was reportedly confronted by the Chinese military in late August. Photo: EPA-EFE
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