23 ianuarie 2021

China's coast guard can now fire on rivals' vessels


New Coast Guard Law authorises navy to demolish other countries' structures built on reefs and islands claimed by China and to seize or use weapons against foreign vessels illegally entering its territorial waters.China's law for the first time explicitly allows its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels, a move that could make the contested waters around China more choppy.(Reuters Archive)China has authorised its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels and destroy structures on features it [...]