The British government is considering for the first time sending the HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of its two aircraft carriers, to Asia in 2021. Photo: AFP The British government is considering for the first time sending the HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of its two aircraft carriers, to Asia in 2021. Photo: AFP
The British government is considering for the first time sending the HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of its two aircraft carriers, to Asia in 2021. Photo: AFP
Neil Newman
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Neil Newman

With Britain’s new trade deals in Asia and Oceania, expect to see the Royal Navy in the South China Sea

  • With new post-Brexit trade agreements, the British navy will be required to beef up its presence alongside the US Seventh Fleet in the disputed waterway, as well as the Pacific
  • Singapore continues to play a vital role in the Royal Navy’s activities in Asia, supporting the vessels that patrol the trade routes – which may soon include its new aircraft carrier

The British government is considering for the first time sending the HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of its two aircraft carriers, to Asia in 2021. Photo: AFP The British government is considering for the first time sending the HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of its two aircraft carriers, to Asia in 2021. Photo: AFP
The British government is considering for the first time sending the HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of its two aircraft carriers, to Asia in 2021. Photo: AFP
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