A draft law would define the scope of powers for the Chinese coastguard and its jurisdiction. Photo: Weibo A draft law would define the scope of powers for the Chinese coastguard and its jurisdiction. Photo: Weibo
A draft law would define the scope of powers for the Chinese coastguard and its jurisdiction. Photo: Weibo

China drafts law to expand coastguard’s powers over islands and foreign vessels

  • Civilian patrols would be authorised to guard Chinese-controlled reefs and islands, including artificial islands
  • As well as protecting Chinese maritime assets, the law would allow the coastguard to prevent terrorism, smuggling and environmental crimes

Topic |   South China Sea
A draft law would define the scope of powers for the Chinese coastguard and its jurisdiction. Photo: Weibo A draft law would define the scope of powers for the Chinese coastguard and its jurisdiction. Photo: Weibo
A draft law would define the scope of powers for the Chinese coastguard and its jurisdiction. Photo: Weibo
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