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China’s Secretive Maritime Militia May Be Gathering at Whitsun Reef

China’s Secretive Maritime Militia May Be Gathering at Whitsun Reef

Boats designed to overwhelm civilian foes can be turned into shields in real conflict. BY ANDREW S. ERICKSON An obscure boomerang-shaped feature in the South China Sea may host the next phase of PRC maritime coercion. Since at least March 7, 2021, many dozens of...

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Over 200 Chinese vessels moored at West Philippine Sea reef

Over 200 Chinese vessels moored at West Philippine Sea reef

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government expressed concern after spotting 220 Chinese vessels it believed to be “manned by Chinese maritime militia personnel” at a reef in the West Philippine Sea. The vessels were spotted in line formation at the Julian Felipe...

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