Vietnam is building up its maritime militia in the South China Sea in an apparent challenge to Chinese efforts to dominate the disputed waterway, according to a Chinese military magazine.Beijing claims almost all of the South China Sea as its sovereign territory, but Hanoi is one of several rival claimants. Like China, the Southeast Asian country has a long tradition of using its maritime militia to defend its claims.“Vietnam’s maritime militia force and their activities in waters near Hainan,…


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