Coalition secures Red Sea amid Houthi attacks, China uninvolved

VOA Asia March 1, 2024, 11:00 PM UTC

Summary: A coalition of about two dozen countries, including the U.S. and the U.K., is working to secure the Red Sea as Iranian-backed Houthi militants continue attacks on international shipping. About 15 commercial ships have been damaged since mid-November. China, despite being a major player in Red Sea trade, has not joined the coalition. The Chinese navy has escorted Chinese ships through the Red Sea and is reportedly sending a fleet to the Gulf of Aden.

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