China offers ASEAN joint effort to counter piracy
Mustaqim Adamrah and Adianto P. Simamora
The Jakarta Post
China has offered to hold joint patrols with ASEAN countries to escort vessels from the region crossing the Gulf of Aden in the wake of rampant Somali piracy.
“China offered [ASEAN countries] a coordinated convoy to escort merchant vessels crossing the Gulf of Aden for their safety. If any ASEAN countries are willing to be part of that convoy headed by China‘s Navy, they should let Chin...