South China Sea: why stormy reactions to China’s new coastguard law are overblown
- The Chinese coastguard’s functions are similar to those of its counterparts in the region and the US, and provisions in the law on the use of force and weapons neither violate international law nor exceed current state practices
Dr Yan Yan is director of the Research Centre of Oceans Law and Policy in the National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS). She received her PHD from the University of Hong Kong. Her research covers the law of the sea and maritime security in the Asia-Pacific.