29 Jul '17, 3am

China now threatens Britain with WAR over a decision to send Aircraft Carriers to SCS

China now threatens Britain with WAR over a decision to send Aircraft Carriers to SCS

It seems that after India, Britain has now come in the firing line of the hawkish Chinese state media. The reason is another territorial dispute - the South China Sea - where China is flexing its muscles, like it's trying to do with India in the Doklam dispute. Britain has announced it will send its two aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth - the largest in the British fleet - and HMS Prince of Wales to the South China Sea. It does so in solidarity with the international community's pledge to ensure freedom in navigation operations in international waters, and to counter China's attempts to dominate the area by building artificial islands and militarising it with warships and fighter jets. An editorial in the official Chinese publication Global Times, which regularly threatens India of war over the India-China Doklam plateau border standoff, has warned Britain that sendin...

Full article: http://www.defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=263463

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