Which country recently gave more freedom to its Coast Guards to fire at foreign vessels?
The National People’s Congress, China’s legislative body, recently passed the controversial Coast Guard Law. This law gives more freedom to the coast guard to fire on foreign vessels. This has raised concerns as the coast guard vessels frequently come in close contact with foreign vessels- increasing the risk of military miscalculation in the South and East China Seas. In addition to this, the coast guard personnel could board and inspect foreign vessels in China’s waters.
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