onsdag 20. januar 2016

South China Sea dispute: British ambassador steps into row over pilot 'intimidation'

The British ambassador to the Philippines has said Britain would oppose any attempt to restrict freedom of navigation and overflight in disputed areas of theSouth China Sea, after Filipino pilots said they were sent “intimidating” radio warnings while flying near artificial islands made by China. “If a British aircraft, civilian or military, was intercepted and not allowed to fly over a space which we regard as international, we will simply ignore it,” Asif Ahmad, the UK’s envoy in Manila, said. Read more