ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
South China Sea

Rejection of China's 'nine-dash line' spreads from Asia to Europe

Countries having no territorial dispute with Beijing turn up heat despite economic ties

A Royal Navy helicopter flies alongside anti-air defense destroyer HMS Defender in the Indian Ocean to patrol against the flow of narcotics from the Makran Coast to East Africa, Yemen and Sri Lanka.(Photo courtesy of the U.K. Ministry of Defense)

JAKARTA -- The U.K., France and Germany are among at least nine countries to issue statements this year rejecting Beijing's extensive claims in the South China Sea, as concerns about China's maritime expansionism spread beyond its immediate neighbors.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more