China plans world’s biggest marine surveillance ship

China wants to build the world’s biggest marine surveillance ship with a full displacement of 10,000 tonnes, state media has reported.

If the giant ship is built, China will surpass Japan to possess the world’s largest marine vessel. Continue reading

China unveils coast guard to manage ‘sea conflicts’

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