19 Jun '16, 4pm

China says Indonesia fired on fishing boats, injuring crewman

China says Indonesia fired on fishing boats, injuring crewman

BEIJING: China accused Indonesia on Sunday (Jun 19) of firing on its fishermen and injuring one of them, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nations in the South China Sea. The foreign ministry in Beijing launched a strong protest over what it termed the Indonesian navy's harassment of Chinese fishermen. It said several Indonesian naval ships opened fire on the boats in a disputed fishing ground on Friday. One crew member was injured, it said without giving details, while another fishing boat and seven crew were detained. "China strongly protests and condemns such excessive use of force," ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was quoted as saying in a statement carried by the official Xinhua news agency. It said the incident took place in a "traditional Chinese fishing ground" where the two countries have overlapping maritime claims. Indonesia's actions violated...

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