Hainan is a base for the Chinese navy’s South China Sea fleet. Photo: Xinhua Hainan is a base for the Chinese navy’s South China Sea fleet. Photo: Xinhua
Hainan is a base for the Chinese navy’s South China Sea fleet. Photo: Xinhua

How Vietnam is using fishing trawlers to keep an eye on China’s military

  • Vietnamese boats frequently make forays into Chinese territorial waters near Hainan, home to a number of key armed forces bases, a think tank says
  • While many might come for the fish, some also stay to spy, analyst says

Topic |   South China Sea
Hainan is a base for the Chinese navy’s South China Sea fleet. Photo: Xinhua Hainan is a base for the Chinese navy’s South China Sea fleet. Photo: Xinhua
Hainan is a base for the Chinese navy’s South China Sea fleet. Photo: Xinhua
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