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
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

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

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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
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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