The German navy’s Bayern frigate is seen at Changi Naval Base in Singapore on December 21, as part of Germany’s strategic Indo-Pacific presence. Photo: Bloomberg
The German navy’s Bayern frigate is seen at Changi Naval Base in Singapore on December 21, as part of Germany’s strategic Indo-Pacific presence. Photo: Bloomberg

Germany plans to step up Asian deployments after warship’s South China Sea foray

  • Speaking in Singapore, German navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach said the Bayern’s dispatch to the South China Sea was a ‘signal’ to Beijing
  • Berlin says its main interest in the region is to uphold the rules-based order amid ‘unlawful and sweeping maritime claims in the South China Sea’

The German navy’s Bayern frigate is seen at Changi Naval Base in Singapore on December 21, as part of Germany’s strategic Indo-Pacific presence. Photo: Bloomberg
The German navy’s Bayern frigate is seen at Changi Naval Base in Singapore on December 21, as part of Germany’s strategic Indo-Pacific presence. Photo: Bloomberg
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