A US Coast Guard vessel. Photo: Handout

US Coast Guard looks to bolster Pacific allegiances as Chinese clout grows

  • Highest-ranking officer Admiral Karl Schultz says American assistance at sea is an ‘alternative to chequebook diplomacy’
  • Intensified focus on the region comes after multiple Pacific island nations established diplomatic ties with Beijing in the past two months
Topic |   US-China relations

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A US Coast Guard vessel. Photo: Handout
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Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin has nearly a decade of experience spanning journalism and public policy in Washington, Taipei and Beijing. For the Post, she covers geopolitics, diplomacy and policy trends in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.