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Plans Set To Enhance Coastal Forces

June 17 2011


The Chinese government plans to reinforce its paramilitary coastal forces with additional ships and 6,000 more personnel by 2020, Reuters reports.

The planned expansion of the China Maritime Surveillance (CMS) law enforcement agency was announced via state media on Friday.

The maritime forces, part of the State Oceanic Administration, will have 16 aircraft and 350 vessels by the end of 2015, and more than 15,000 personnel and 520 vessels by 2020, according to the official...

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