British navy ‘shows global ambitions’ with aircraft carrier’s South China Sea mission

The presence of Britain’s new aircraft carrier and scheduled permanent deployment of two warships to Asia reflects the country’s ambition to become a major global player and its commitment to US plans to contain China, according to military analysts.HMS Queen Elizabeth and its strike group are in the South China Sea for freedom of navigation exercises and a series of military drills with a number of other countries in the region.The warships left Britain two months ago and are on a 42,000km (26…


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