The new law allows the Chinese coastguard to use “all necessary means” to stop or prevent threats from foreign vessels. Photo: Weibo The new law allows the Chinese coastguard to use “all necessary means” to stop or prevent threats from foreign vessels. Photo: Weibo
The new law allows the Chinese coastguard to use “all necessary means” to stop or prevent threats from foreign vessels. Photo: Weibo
The Philippines

‘It’s a time bomb’: Philippine analysts say Beijing’s coastguard law sets stage for armed conflict in South China Sea

  • The new law allows China’s coastguard to fire on foreign vessels in disputed waters and demolish structures built by other countries, prompting Manila to file a diplomatic protest
  • Experts say the legislation presents a serious threat to Filipino fisherfolk in their own waters, and could see the eruption of violence potentially drawing in Manila’s treaty ally, the US

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The new law allows the Chinese coastguard to use “all necessary means” to stop or prevent threats from foreign vessels. Photo: Weibo The new law allows the Chinese coastguard to use “all necessary means” to stop or prevent threats from foreign vessels. Photo: Weibo
The new law allows the Chinese coastguard to use “all necessary means” to stop or prevent threats from foreign vessels. Photo: Weibo
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