Philippine Marines, members of military detachment stationed aboard BRP Sierra Madre, gesture at a Chinese Coastguard vessel on disputed Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea in 2014. Photo: Reuters

A Swift proposal: US wants coastguard agreement with China to help keep peace at sea

US Pacific Fleet chief says pact aimed at avoiding maritime clashes should be broadened, with signs that China could be receptive to idea

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Philippine Marines, members of military detachment stationed aboard BRP Sierra Madre, gesture at a Chinese Coastguard vessel on disputed Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea in 2014. Photo: Reuters
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