Britain’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. Photo: AP Britain’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. Photo: AP
Britain’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. Photo: AP
Leslie Fong
Opinion

Opinion

Leslie Fong

As Britain’s warship transits South China Sea, memories of 1949 Yangtze naval clash resurface

  • London has insisted the presence of a carrier strike group led by HMS Queen Elizabeth in the contested waterway is not aimed at confronting China
  • But the mission has drawn a parallel to an incident when Chinese forces fired at British vessels after they ignored a warning to leave the Yangtze River

Britain’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. Photo: AP Britain’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. Photo: AP
Britain’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. Photo: AP
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