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Japanese leader Yoshihide Suga brings up his worries about China’s Coast Guard Law and expresses support for the Hague ruling won by the Philippines against China

China’s Coast Guard law, passed in January, allows its Coast Guard to use armed force against anyone found in Beijing-claimed waters. The Philippines filed a diplomatic protest against it, with Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. calling the law a “verbal threat of war.” The Philippine Navy also deployed more ships to the West Philippine Sea in response to the law.