CSIC is building four Keris-class littoral mission ships for the Royal Malaysian Navy. Photo: Facebook

Chinese shipbuilder touts warships amid push to expand arms sales in Southeast Asia

  • Executive from state-owned CSIC meets defence officials from the Philippines and Indonesia in a week-long tour
  • Company launches the second of four patrol vessels being built for the Royal Malaysian Navy
Topic |   China military

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CSIC is building four Keris-class littoral mission ships for the Royal Malaysian Navy. Photo: Facebook
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Analysts say China’s strengthened presence in the East China Sea will lead to more frequent military encounters between Chinese and South Korean forces, but confrontation is unlikely. Photo: EPA-EFE

Russia, Japan, South Korea, China fighter jets in complex East Asia stand-off

  • Day of tension starts with shots fired, ends with protests and denials
  • Disputed islands at centre of airspace allegations
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Analysts say China’s strengthened presence in the East China Sea will lead to more frequent military encounters between Chinese and South Korean forces, but confrontation is unlikely. Photo: EPA-EFE
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