South Korea fired on Chinese boats illegally in its waters

Alex Lockie

Business Insider

2nd November 2016

’ ’ ” South Korea’s coast guard opened fire at Chinese boats illegally fishing within its territorial waters on Tuesday, the . ” ” No one was hurt and nothing was damaged after the coast guard vessel fired it’s M60 into the sky as the boats fled, despite being ordered to stop. ” ’ South Korea has been cracking down on illegal fishing by Chinese vessels in its water, and even confiscated a Chinese ship after its Yonhap News reports.

’ ’ These incidents between Chinese ships and coast guards of other nations is far from isolated. The Center for Strategic and International Studies Insider that China wields it’’s coast guard as a kind of ”second navy.” ’ ’ point out that China uses its fishing fleet to muscle other countries out of important waterways.

In March, Indonesia apprehended several Chinese sailors who were illegally fishing in Indonesian waters; however, China claimed that the sailors were still within Chinese territory. ’ ’’ ’ In the past, Chinese fishing vessels have rammed South Korean coast guard ships, . ’ ’ China has for international laws and norms throughout East and South Asia, including claiming ownership of the South China Sea based on .

’ ’ South Korea has taken a hard stance against China, but a scandal has consumed the country lately, with the president ’.


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