As PLA and US bolster naval forces, fear of South China Sea nuclear submarine collision is building

Published Nov 05 2021 at 4:00 AM GMT
  • The risk of a nuclear submarine collision in the South China Sea is growing as the PLA and US navies step up deployment in the contested waters, a Chinese researcher has warned.
  • Wu Shicun, president of the National Institute for South China Sea Studies, said the Aukus deal could add to that risk, although Australia’s nuclear submarine fleet – a key part of the pact with the US and Britain – was still decades away.
  • Speaking at an international relations forum in Beijing on Wednesday, Wu also said….



  • Published Nov 5, 2021 4:00 AM GMT