The US Coast Guard vessel Bertholf during a visit to Hong Kong last month. Photo: SCMP

US coastguard to play bigger role in curbing Beijing’s ambitions in the South China Sea

  • Washington hopes to reduce burden on navy by asking coastguard to step up its activity in the disputed waters
  • Commanders warn that budgetary constraints may limit their effectiveness
Topic |   South China Sea

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The US Coast Guard vessel Bertholf during a visit to Hong Kong last month. Photo: SCMP
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The US will treat China’s coastguard in the same manner as its navy in the South China Sea. Photo: AP

China’s coastguard ‘can expect military treatment’ in South China Sea

  • American admiral issues warning as Beijing sends more non-naval vessels into troubled waters to asset claims
Topic |   US-China relations

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The US will treat China’s coastguard in the same manner as its navy in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
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