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Beijing demands more information on German frigate

China’s Foreign Ministry has demanded more information on the intentions of the German frigate “Bavaria” in the South China Sea before issuing the pending permission for a port visit to Shanghai, according to a media report. The ministry confirmed a relevant request for a port of call from Berlin, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday. However, information about the warship’s path was “too confusing,” the newspaper quoted a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying. “China will make a decision after the German side fully clarifies its intentions in this regard.”

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