China Detains 80 Vietnamese For Illegal Fishing
Planet Ark – New York,NY,USA
BEIJING – China is holding nine Vietnamese fishing boats and their crew of 80 in the southern island province of Hainan on suspicion of illegally entering Chinese waters, the China Daily said on Tuesday.
Fishing rights have long been caught up in territorial disputes between China and Vietnam which, despite ideological and cultural similarities, have historically had testy relations.
“The Vietnamese fishermen are safe and their accommodation is ensured by frontier public security forces,” the state-run newspaper said, quoting from a report in the Hainan Daily.