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China authorizes coast guard to fire on foreign vessels if needed

China's top legislative body, the National People's Congress standing committee, passes the Coast Guard Law on Friday, January 22

1/22/2021 4:14:00 PM

China passed a law on January 22 that 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.

China's top legislative body, the National People's Congress standing committee, passes the Coast Guard Law on Friday, January 22

Chinapassed a law on Friday, January 22, that 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.China has maritime sovereignty disputes with Japan in the East China Sea and with several Southeast Asian countries in the

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South China Sea. It has sent its coast guard to chase away fishing vessels from other countries, sometimes resulting in the sinking of these vessels.China's top legislative body, the National People's Congress standing committee, passed the Coast Guard Law on Friday, according to state media reports.

According to draft wording in the bill published earlier, the coast guard is allowed to use"all necessary means" to stop or prevent threats from foreign vessels.The bill specifies the circumstances under which different kind of weapons – hand-held, ship borne or airborne – can be used. headtopics.com

The bill allows coast guard personnel to demolish other countries' structures built on Chinese-claimed reefs and to board and inspect foreign vessels in waters claimed by China.The bill also empowers the coastguard to create temporary exclusion zones"as needed" to stop other vessels and personnel from entering.

Responding to concerns, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Friday that the law is in line with international practices.The first article of the bill explains that the law is needed to safeguard China's sovereignty, security and maritime rights.

This law comes 7 years after China merged several civilian maritime law-enforcement agencies to form a coast guard bureau.After the bureau came under the command of the People's Armed Police in 2018, it became a proper branch of the military forces. –

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