Pirates in the West Sea

Seoul should get tough against Chinese illegal fishing

Last week’s incident in which Chinese fishing vessels rammed into a South Korean Coast Guard speed boat and caused it to sink should prompt authorities to regard Chinese fishermen engaged in illegal fishing as a serious threat to our maritime sovereignty and national security.
It is no news that some Chinese fishermen violating our territorial waters resort to violence in resisting crackdowns by the Korean Coast Guard. It is common for them to wield weapons such as knives, axes and steel pipes. So attempts by Korean officers to raid and seize Chinese boats often turn into life-threatening situations.

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Source: koreaherald.com

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