The world’s largest coastguard vessel, Haijing 3901, is among the Chinese vessels sent to Vanguard Reef. Photo: Handout

China maintains pressure on Vietnam at Vanguard Bank

  • Beijing keen to establish its rights to sea’s rich resources before completion of a code of conduct for the disputed waters, observer says
  • Presence of world’s largest coastguard vessel no coincidence if dispute escalates to ships ramming one another
Topic |   South China Sea

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The world’s largest coastguard vessel, Haijing 3901, is among the Chinese vessels sent to Vanguard Reef. Photo: Handout
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