China’s new unified coast guard agency has gone into operation, state media reported yesterday amid maritime disputes with its neighbours, and experts said more ships will be armed as a result.
The China Coast Guard integrates the functions of marine surveillance, the existing coast guard which came under the police, fisheries law enforcement and Customs’ anti-smuggling maritime police. Continue reading
China is carrying out thousands of secret executions but refusing to report them, according to a report released this week by Amnesty International.
Amnesty believes China executed several thousand people last year — more than all other countries put together — but its government won’t confirm any exact numbers. Continue reading