The Chinese coastguard, which is controlled by the armed police, has been at the front line as tensions rise in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
The Chinese coastguard, which is controlled by the armed police, has been at the front line as tensions rise in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
Diplomacy

Beijing seeks boost for armed police, coastguard as tensions rise in South China Sea

  • Paramilitary force will come under centralised command and it will get more resources under draft revision to the law
  • It also sets out tasks and gives guidance on defence and combat at sea, including scenarios in which weapons can be used

The Chinese coastguard, which is controlled by the armed police, has been at the front line as tensions rise in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
The Chinese coastguard, which is controlled by the armed police, has been at the front line as tensions rise in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
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