China’s new coastguard law has heightened concerns that it could take a more aggressive approach in maritime disputes. Photo: AP China’s new coastguard law has heightened concerns that it could take a more aggressive approach in maritime disputes. Photo: AP
China’s new coastguard law has heightened concerns that it could take a more aggressive approach in maritime disputes. Photo: AP
South China Sea

China sought to reassure Philippines over new coastguard law, envoy says

  • Chinese said they’re not targeting the country or any specific nation and they won’t resort to force in the first instance, according to ambassador in Beijing
  • Jose Santiago Sta. Romana says Manila objects to the law being applied to all waters claimed by China

Topic |   South China Sea
China’s new coastguard law has heightened concerns that it could take a more aggressive approach in maritime disputes. Photo: AP China’s new coastguard law has heightened concerns that it could take a more aggressive approach in maritime disputes. Photo: AP
China’s new coastguard law has heightened concerns that it could take a more aggressive approach in maritime disputes. Photo: AP
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