A Chinese coastguard vessel in the waters around Indonesia's Natuna Islands. Photo: Indonesian Maritime Security Agency A Chinese coastguard vessel in the waters around Indonesia's Natuna Islands. Photo: Indonesian Maritime Security Agency
A Chinese coastguard vessel in the waters around Indonesia's Natuna Islands. Photo: Indonesian Maritime Security Agency
Diplomacy

China gives coastguards power to fire on foreign ships in disputed waters

  • Force now authorised to use ‘any means necessary’ in all areas where China claims jurisdiction
  • Move risks raising tensions in parts of the East and South China where country’s neighbours have a series of overlapping claims

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A Chinese coastguard vessel in the waters around Indonesia's Natuna Islands. Photo: Indonesian Maritime Security Agency A Chinese coastguard vessel in the waters around Indonesia's Natuna Islands. Photo: Indonesian Maritime Security Agency
A Chinese coastguard vessel in the waters around Indonesia's Natuna Islands. Photo: Indonesian Maritime Security Agency
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