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South China Sea: why France is flexing its muscles in the contested waters

The Chinese government has complained about France’s military activities in the disputed South China Sea, after it sent warships there this month. France’s presence in the contested waters comes at a time of increased activity by the American military that has provoked Beijing’s ire.What is France doing in the South China Sea?The French Navy in February began three months of training and patrols, sending amphibious assault ship the Tonnerre and the frigate Surcouf from their home port in Toulon…


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