As we have noted, the Chinese have a number of agencies that have duties that are assigned to the Coast Guard in the US. There have been calls for reorganization before. Now “The Global Times,” reports that Luo Yuan (Luo), a CPPCC member and major general of the PLA Academy of Military Sciences, has also proposed establishment of a national coast guard. He is interviewed here.
He also has some strong words for Vietnam and the Philippines, and of course accuses the US of meddling.
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