China accused of attacking Vietnam fishing boats near Paracels

Want China Times
Date: 2015-06-17
By: Staff Reporter

The China Coast Guard has again clashed with Vietnamese fishing boats near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, with Vietnamese fishermen claiming that they were blasted by water cannons and robbed of their equipment, reports the Shanghai-based Guancha Syndicate.

Incidents between vessels from the two countries are said to have become a common occurrence since China began instituting its annual two-and-a-half month fishing moratorium in the South China Sea from May 16.     [FULL  STORY]

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