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German Frigate enters South China Sea

A ship of the German Navy currently in Asia’s waters is reaching a crucial part of its mission: The frigate Bayern entered the South China Sea on Wednesday. The ship’s presence there is primarily symbolic. The frigate is expressly adhering to the usual routes open to traffic, according to the Ministry of Defense. The Bayern embarked back in July on the orders of then Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) to show solidarity with Germany’s allies in the region and send a signal against China’s ambition for supremacy (China.Table reported).

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