A Chinese coastguard ship (right) uses a water cannon on a Vietnamese ship in the disputed waters in the South China Sea on May 2, 2014. Photo: AFP
A Chinese coastguard ship (right) uses a water cannon on a Vietnamese ship in the disputed waters in the South China Sea on May 2, 2014. Photo: AFP

China’s ‘bullying’ coastguard involved in most South China Sea clashes: research

Two thirds of 45 clashes in disputed waterway since 2010 involve mainland’s coastguard, says survey by Washington’s Centre for Strategic and International Studies think tank

A Chinese coastguard ship (right) uses a water cannon on a Vietnamese ship in the disputed waters in the South China Sea on May 2, 2014. Photo: AFP
A Chinese coastguard ship (right) uses a water cannon on a Vietnamese ship in the disputed waters in the South China Sea on May 2, 2014. Photo: AFP
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