Zhang Jie inspects waters near the Spratlys in the South China Sea in 2013 when he was deputy director of the Hainan Maritime Safety Administration. Photo: Zhang Jie Zhang Jie inspects waters near the Spratlys in the South China Sea in 2013 when he was deputy director of the Hainan Maritime Safety Administration. Photo: Zhang Jie
Zhang Jie inspects waters near the Spratlys in the South China Sea in 2013 when he was deputy director of the Hainan Maritime Safety Administration. Photo: Zhang Jie

South China Sea: one man’s vision to save life in troubled waters

  • Retired maritime inspector Zhang Jie hopes the international community can find enough common ground to work together on maritime rescue missions
  • But tensions over China’s artificial islands have hindered progress

Topic |   South China Sea
Zhang Jie inspects waters near the Spratlys in the South China Sea in 2013 when he was deputy director of the Hainan Maritime Safety Administration. Photo: Zhang Jie Zhang Jie inspects waters near the Spratlys in the South China Sea in 2013 when he was deputy director of the Hainan Maritime Safety Administration. Photo: Zhang Jie
Zhang Jie inspects waters near the Spratlys in the South China Sea in 2013 when he was deputy director of the Hainan Maritime Safety Administration. Photo: Zhang Jie
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