Map Shows China’s Patrols In Restricted Waters


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A map shows where the Chinese coast guard recently entered Taiwan-claimed waters in what one international relations expert says is a territorial flex meant to be lower risk but that could trigger conflict if Taipei feels its hand is forced. "As the coast guard operates as a law enforcement entity, its deployment not only reduces the likelihood and severity of conflicts but also tends to garner less international backlash," Tzu-chieh Hung, associate research fellow at Taiwan think tank the Institute for National Defense and Security Research, told Newsweek. The intrusions happened around Taiwan's outlying island county of Kinmen, which lies...