January 25, 2021
General News

US to integrate maritime forces to counter Chinese presence in South China Seas

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US is seeking to expand its “shiprider” agreements to claimant states in Southeast Asia, to give it legitimate access to the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Under those agreements, a country’s patrol officials are allowed to board law enforcement vessels or aircraft of the US Coast Guard while they are on patrol, during which the former can authorise the latter to take action on their behalf.