The deployment of Haijing 3901, one of the world’s largest coastguard vessels, showed Beijing’s willingness to use maritime law enforcement ships to impose its claims. Photo: Handout
Ankit Panda
Opinion

Opinion

Ankit Panda

China’s disregard for Vietnamese sovereignty leaves region worse off

  • Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea suggest that ‘might makes right’ and will keep tensions high
  • To have any chance of agreeing how to share resources in the disputed sea, all claimants need to refrain from pushing dubious entitlements

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The deployment of Haijing 3901, one of the world’s largest coastguard vessels, showed Beijing’s willingness to use maritime law enforcement ships to impose its claims. Photo: Handout
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