The US conducted at least five so-called freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea last year. Photo: AFP The US conducted at least five so-called freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea last year. Photo: AFP
The US conducted at least five so-called freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea last year. Photo: AFP
South China Sea

‘Grey zone’ tactics are raising risk of military conflict in the South China Sea, observers say

  • America’s freedom of navigation operations and drills in disputed waters designed to challenge China’s rise and excessive territorial claims, analyst says
  • And promises Washington makes to other nations in region could lead to an ‘unwanted conflict’ with Beijing, he says

Topic |   South China Sea
The US conducted at least five so-called freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea last year. Photo: AFP The US conducted at least five so-called freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea last year. Photo: AFP
The US conducted at least five so-called freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea last year. Photo: AFP
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