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China calls for fishery cooperation with ROK

05-04-2012 14:06 BJT

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China is calling on South Korea to work with it to resolve a conflict involving Chinese fishermen and South Korean coast guards in the Yellow Sea. Nine fishermen have been detained.

Liu Weimin, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeman, said, "China’s consuls in Kwangju have visited the detained fishermen, and maintained close communication with South Korea. China has always required its fishermen to operate in accordance with a bilateral fishery agreement between the two countries.

We also hope that ROK authorities will enforce laws in a civilized way and work together with the Chinese side to advance fishery cooperation between the two nations in a healthy way."

Monday’s conflict between a Chinese vessel and ROK coast guards left four coast guards injured. Nine Chinese fishermen were detained. This follows the fatal stabbing of a South Korean Coast Guard officer by a Chinese fisherman in December. Last month, a South Korean court handed down a 30-year sentence.

China immediately protested the ruling. Liu Weimin says China has urged South Korea to properly handle the case and called on Seoul to respect the legitimate rights of Chinese fishermen.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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