The US Navy 7th Fleet on a deployment to the South China Sea. Photo: Handout The US Navy 7th Fleet on a deployment to the South China Sea. Photo: Handout
The US Navy 7th Fleet on a deployment to the South China Sea. Photo: Handout
Bhavan Jaipragas
Opinion

Opinion

Bhavan Jaipragas

Beyond the US and China, European powers in the South China Sea will be a key focus of the dispute this year

  • The likes of France, Germany and Britain have sought to signal that the row – and Chinese assertion in the area – is a matter of international concern
  • With vessels from the three nations set to pass through the waterway, Beijing’s reaction could determine the dispute’s trajectory

The US Navy 7th Fleet on a deployment to the South China Sea. Photo: Handout The US Navy 7th Fleet on a deployment to the South China Sea. Photo: Handout
The US Navy 7th Fleet on a deployment to the South China Sea. Photo: Handout
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.