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’

Topic |   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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