By: Kao Chao-fen and S.C. Chang
Taipei, May 6 (CNA) Taiwan urged China on Saturday to step up the education of its
fishermen and stop them from trespassing into Taiwanese waters, after two Chinese fishermen were injured while trying to resist inspection by Taiwan Coast Guard officials near the Penghu archipelago in the Taiwan Strait.
The boat, from Guangdong Province’s Nan’ao County, was detected 23 nautical miles west of Penghu’s western-most Huayu Islet at around 5:20 a.m. Saturday and refused to stop for inspection, despite several warning broadcasts, according to the Coast Guard Administration.
Coast guard officers fired rubber bullets to force the boat to stop, injuring two of the crew members in the legs during the confrontation, the Coast Guard said. They were sent to a hospital for treatment and are in stable condition. [FULL STORY]