German warship heads for South China Sea as it deploys on six-month Indo-Pacific mission

//German warship heads for South China Sea as it deploys on six-month Indo-Pacific mission

German warship heads for South China Sea as it deploys on six-month Indo-Pacific mission

Germany dispatched a frigate to the Indo-Pacific region on Monday for the first time in almost 20 years, in a move that could put strain on Berlin’s delicate relationship with Beijing.The “Bayern” sailed from Wilhelmshaven harbour with more than 200 soldiers on board for a six-month mission to strengthen Germany’s presence in the region that will take it to Singapore, South Korea and Australia.Crucially, in December it will also pass through the South China Sea, a flashpoint of tensions between…

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