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Chinese maritime militia: What can the Philippines do?
« on: April 30, 2019, 01:06:23 AM »
See also:
* Flashback to 2012: Chinese fishing fleet closes in on Pag-asa Island
* Pagasa - one worse case scenario
* China's fishing fleet/maritime militia/proxy navy
* Vietnam's Fishing ‘Militia’
* Bantay Dagat (Sea Patrol) Forces

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Chinese maritime militia: What can the Philippines do? | Inquirer.net - April 04, 2019
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Dozens of Chinese vessels have been maintaining their presence on a daily basis around the Philippine-occupied island in the last three months. The military said over 600 vessels have come and gone for the first quarter of 2019 alone.

Washington-based think tank Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) had also reported extensively on these Chinese fishing fleets with accompanying satellite photos. It said these vessels, which are usually stationary, are not actually fishing but are merely intimidating other claimants.

The military said the vessels are likely monitoring the development work currently underway at Pag-asa Island. But despite their presence, soldiers are undeterred continuing with their patrols as construction in the area remains unhampered.

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/174138/chinese-maritime-militia-what-can-the-philippines-do



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Re: Chinese maritime militia: What can the Philippines do?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 03:46:46 AM »
https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/06/11/1925597/us-coast-guard-monitoring-chinese-militia-south-china-sea

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US Coast Guard monitoring Chinese militia in South China Sea
June 11, 2019 - 5:35pm

Fagan mentioned the North Pacific Coast Guard Forum, a multilateral forum where coast guards from other countrues discuss areas of shared interest.

This forum includes the US, Canada, China, Japan, Russia and South Korea.

"Forums like the North Pacific Coast Guard Forum provide that avenue for conversations of like-minded Coast Guards with regard to, again, enforcement of illegal fisheries enforcement activity and otherwise," Fagan said.

The US Coast Guard will continue its operations in the South China Sea when USCGC Stratton will takes the place of USCGC Bertholf in a few days.

The US Coast Guard commander stressed that its operations in the South China Sea are consistent with international standards and rules.

"The international rules-based system has been the approach that we’re using," Fagan said.