South China Sea warning: Risk of all-out conflict in area as dangerous waters ‘on radar’

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SOUTH CHINA SEA IS IN REAL DANGER OF SPARKING “ALL-OUT CONFLICT” AFTER DECADES OF ISOLATED INCIDENTS IN THE DISPUTED WATERS.

China claims it has historic right of ownership to almost the entire South China Sea, despite a 2016 international arbitration ruling saying Beijing’s claim had no legal basis under international law. But the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei also have overlapping claims to parts of it. DWF’s Head of Transport, Jonathan Moss, has explained that there is a real risk of further conflict in the waters.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Moss said: “I think there’s definitely a risk of all-out conflict.
“There’s been pockets of conflict before; going back about 20 years there was a naval battle where three Chinese vessels were engaged with the Phillipines Navy gunboats.
“That was in Spratly Islands.
“There’s definitely the risk of isolated incidents and as we know, a string of isolated incidents can lead to major conflict.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1330852/south-china-sea-news-world-war-3-latest-jinping-china-USA-ww3-warning

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