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China have fished their waters dry, so now raiding other nations’ seas


The growth of China’s middle class over the past 15 years or so has driven up demand for all sorts of luxury goods in the country. For example, there’s been a growing interest in high-quality seafood—which comes at a most inopportune time. Efforts to boost China’s marine economy in recent decades, including offshore drilling and … Continue reading

Philippines convicts Chinese poachers despite Beijing’s warnings


A Philippine court on Monday found nine Chinese fishermen guilty of poaching and environmental crimes for fishing in disputed waters, in a case that has strained relations with China. The nine, arrested in May, were fined $100,000 each for poaching with an additional 120,000 pesos ($2,730) fine for catching an endangered species, prosecutor Allen Ross … Continue reading

China building floating docks to exploit South China Sea on a large scale


The following is a translation from Chinese media: In addition to the construction of seven artificial islands on the reefs in the South China Sea, China is building floating docks for its exploitation of the sea areas. Jane’s Defence Weekly has reportedly interviewed officials at the China Ship Science Research Centre and learnt from them … Continue reading

Illegal fisherman from China shot dead while threatening South Korean Coast Guard


The captain of a Chinese fishing boat was killed on Friday when the South Korean Coast Guard fired shots as officers tried to impound a vessel they said was illegally fishing in South Korean waters. A coast guard official said the captain appeared to have been struck when an officer fired warning shots from a … Continue reading

China to build 200,000-ton fish farming ship at Mischief Reef, territory claimed by Philippines


The following is translated from Chinese media: Chinese scientists are planning to intensify China’s exploitation of fish resources in the South China Sea. Lei Jilin, a research fellow at Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, repeatedly stressed in an interview with China Science Daily, “We will not merely guard our territories while neglecting exploiting our deep-sea … Continue reading

China uses fishermen to attack Vietnamese fishing boats in South China Sea


According to the Tuoi Tre News article on August 21 titled “Vietnam denounces inhuman actions against fishermen,” on that day Vietnam denounced the incident of attacking Vietnamese fishermen who were fishing at their traditional fishing ground. A Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesman said that the Vietnamese authority was investigating the details of the incident of attacking … Continue reading

Foreign gunboats’ action blocked by Chinese ship


According to Global Times, on May 18, China Fishery Administration 310 successfully frightened away three foreign gunboats and made them cease their chasing of Chinese fishing boats. It has thus protected five Chinese fishing boats. The newspaper says: Having just fulfilled its task to protect fishing operation in Huangyan Island area, without taking any rest … Continue reading

North Koreans demand RMB1.2 million ransom for 3 Chinese fishing boats


China’s caixin.com reports that on May 8, four Chinese fishing boats were held by unidentified armed North Koreans, some in uniform but others in plain clothes. One of the boats was released, but three of them, including twenty-nine crew, remained in custody. The North Koreans have demanded a ransom of RMB1.2 million (US$190,000). Owners of … Continue reading

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