Southeast Asian nations have been increasing their coastal forces in response to China’s aggressive maritime strategy, according to a report by an Australian think tank. Photo: AP

Beijing’s aggression in South China Sea driving expansion of Southeast Asian coastguard fleets, report says

Use of non-military vessels allows countries to protect their sovereignty claims in disputed waterway without the tension of a naval presence, study says

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Southeast Asian nations have been increasing their coastal forces in response to China’s aggressive maritime strategy, according to a report by an Australian think tank. Photo: AP
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