An overview from Indo-Pacific Defense Forum, of why the Chinese fishing fleet is an existential threat to some Pacific Island nations.
While on one hand the Chinese impoverish these nations they then offer loans for projects that frequently fail, leaving the countries in debt to China.
This is why there is increasing recognition of the Coast Guard’s importance in cooperative fisheries enforcement.
It may also be why we may see some cutters in Palau.
Recent interaction with Palau: