US: China can’t require reporting for South China Sea passage

Pia Lee-Brago – The Philippine Star September 6, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — China’s new action requiring ships to report innocent passage in the South China Sea “seems to run directly counter to international agreements” and could trigger “potential conflicts,” according to United States Coast Guard Vice Admiral Michael McAllister. The official said the South China Sea is a maritime superhighway and coast guard-to-coast guard cooperation is critical in the region for building good maritime governance. McAllister noted an increased interest in partnering with the US Coast Guard on…