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Friday, July 4, 2014, 20:20

China confirms detention of Vietnamese fishing boat

By Xinhua

BEIJING - A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Friday confirmed that the coast guard had detained a Vietnamese fishing vessel and six crew for illegal operations in the South China Sea.

Hong Lei said the Vietnamese boat was detained on the morning of July 3 within Chinese territorial waters, 7 nautical miles south of Sanya, Hainan Island.

Chinese authorities are investigating the case.

China has repeatedly asked Vietnam to strengthen regulations and education of its fishermen to prevent such incursions into Chinese waters.

 
 
 
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