Chinese coastguard and fishing vessels have been increasingly active in the disputed waters. Photo: AP

Beijing’s blurred lines between military and non-military shipping in South China Sea could raise risk of flashpoint

  • Increasing deployment of coastguard and fishing vessels in disputed waters risks undermining regional stability
  • China’s construction of dual-use facilities ‘muddies the waters’ and increases concern among neighbouring countries which have their own claims
Topic |   South China Sea

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Chinese coastguard and fishing vessels have been increasingly active in the disputed waters. Photo: AP
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