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PacNet #27 – The Beting Serupai incident

Led by the guided missile destroyer, the Lanzhou, a four-ship flotilla of the People’s Liberation Army’s Navy (PLAN) set sail for the South China Sea (SCS) last month. It would not be the first nor the last time that China puts on a display of its burgeoning military might in the disputed and politically turbulent waters of the SCS.