The Philippine Navy ship BRP Gregorio del Pilar, after running aground near Half Moon Shoal, in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
Zhang Hongzhou
Opinion

Opinion

Zhang Hongzhou

Beijing has a maritime militia in the South China Sea. Sound fishy?

  • The discovery of a vast ‘dark fishing fleet’ around South China Sea reefs claimed by Beijing prompts speculation it is really a maritime militia
  • But there are other explanations that could shed light on this phenomena

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The Philippine Navy ship BRP Gregorio del Pilar, after running aground near Half Moon Shoal, in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
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