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Indo-Pacific

European navies build Indo-Pacific presence as China concerns mount

France and Germany follow UK in announcing missions

The French frigate Prairial, right, participated in a replenishment exercise with the U.S. and Japan during February. (Photo courtesy of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force)

TOKYO -- Major European countries are sending warships to the Indo-Pacific region amid mounting suspicion toward China over its political crackdown in Hong Kong and handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

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