China Coast Guard Nations // Asia

OVERVIEW The Chinese coast guard was formed in 2013 by merging four maritime law enforcement agencies: the China Maritime Surveillance; Border Defense Force; Fisheries Law Enforcement; and Anti-Smuggling Police. In March 2018, authority over the service was transferred from civilian State Oceanic Administration to the Central Military Commission. The move also situated the coast guard within the structure of the People's Armed Police, China's a domestic paramilitary force under Beijing's...


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