21 July 2019
China’s Neighbours Bolster Their Coastguards As Stand-off Stokes Tensions in Disputed South China Sea
China’s neighbours in the South China Sea are racing to empower their coastguard fleets, concerned by Beijing’s increasing use of coastguard ships to boost its sovereignty claims in the disputed waters. “In theory, sending coastguards instead of navies would give a less militaristic impression and help promote stability,” said Collin Koh, a research fellow at RSIS.
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Last updated on 22/07/2019