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Reports of British Challenges to Chinese Claims in the South China Sea
International news media published coverage over the weekend of the British Navy warship HMS Albion conducting “freedom of navigation” operations (FONOPS) in the South China Sea.
- Katie Begley
Albion sailed near the Paracel Islands, land claimed by China but not recognized by the international community as Chinese sovereignty.
The Paracel Islands, along with nearby Spratly Islands, are claimed by numerous nations surrounding the South China Sea.
The Paracel Islands are claimed by China, Vietnam, and Taiwan.
- International Maritime Law