Admiral Karl Schultz says the US Coast Guard plans to partner with Australia, New Zealand and Japan to “offer an international face that is an alternative to other actors in the region”. Photo: AFP

US steps up its activities in the Pacific to counter China’s growing influence: Coast Guard chief

  • Admiral Karl Schultz says there are ‘clear indicators’ of Beijing’s increased presence in the Pacific, even in US territories there
  • The Coast Guard plans to offer themselves as a ‘partner of choice’ to nations in the region, while helping them protect their sovereign interests
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Admiral Karl Schultz says the US Coast Guard plans to partner with Australia, New Zealand and Japan to “offer an international face that is an alternative to other actors in the region”. Photo: AFP
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