Philippine Coast Guard personnel on rubber boats patrol past Chinese vessels on the waters of Whitsun Reef, in the Spratly Islands in April. Photo: EPA-EFE
Philippine Coast Guard personnel on rubber boats patrol past Chinese vessels on the waters of Whitsun Reef, in the Spratly Islands in April. Photo: EPA-EFE

South China Sea: 300 Chinese ‘maritime militia’ vessels in Spratly Islands at any time, says US report

  • Chinese boats receive US$3,700 government fuel subsidy a day for operating in disputed waters, says CSIS report
  • Researcher disputes that the crews are militia, saying most Chinese fisherman do not have military training

Topic |   South China Sea
Philippine Coast Guard personnel on rubber boats patrol past Chinese vessels on the waters of Whitsun Reef, in the Spratly Islands in April. Photo: EPA-EFE
Philippine Coast Guard personnel on rubber boats patrol past Chinese vessels on the waters of Whitsun Reef, in the Spratly Islands in April. Photo: EPA-EFE
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