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Indonesia and China

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Quote:May 31, 2016
Indonesia had another high-seas encounter with China—but this time it brought a bigger boat

In March, an Indonesian patrol boat captured a Chinese fishing trawler illegally operating within Indonesia’s territorial waters. Before it could impound the offending vessel, however, two Chinese coast guard vessels appeared, stole back the trawler, and towed it back to international waters, leaving the Indonesians with only the Chinese crew to show for their efforts.

Last week there was a another, similar encounter, but with different outcome. This time around, the Indonesians brought a bigger boat: a Navy destroyer.


In the incident last week, the Chinese fishing trawler, called the Gui Bei Yu 27088, was intercepted by the Indonesian destroyer Oswald Siahaan-354, which blocked a rescue attempt by a Chinese coast guard vessel. The Indonesian Navy said it fired shots at the trawler when it refused to stop fishing, then seized it.

The Chinese crew is now in Indonesian custody awaiting prosecution under Indonesia’s fisheries laws—and this time, so is their trawler.


Both of the incidents took place around Indonesia’s remote Natuna islands, northwest of Borneo in the South China Sea. Beijing acknowledged last November that the islands belong to Indonesia.

Indonesia is far away from China, but not such a small nation with over 250 million people.
It is rare for them t become active, but this time they did it.

You have to look up on a map, where is Natuna - it is far south of the most southern point of Vietnam, and still China is claiming sea territory there...


This is this old destroyer which was blocking the Chinese Coast Guard ship.

It's somewhat ridiculous, that you need a destroyer to stop a Chinese fishing boat...


The Chinese Coast Guard ship gave up ...

I wonder if there is anything in Australian, or New Zealand, waters that PRC can claim and occupy? That looks like the logical next step in all this international soap opera.
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I don't know about New Zealand, but Argentina is reporting its problems with Chinese illegal fishing in its sea territory.
The problem is that these fishing boats often supported by the Chinese Coast Guard boats are very aggressive.

Quote:On Monday (March 14) Argentina sank a Chinese-flagged trawler illegally fishing in its territorial waters. For recently elected president Mauricio Macri, the incident could shape relations with Beijing for years to come. His nation’s formidable coastguard released a statement (link in Spanish) on the incident yesterday (March 15), along with a video:

Coastguard radar detected the trawler off the coast of Puerto Madryn in the Chubut province, a zone known for squid. The coastguard said one of its vessels gave chase to the trawler, and tried without success to contact the crew by radio. It fired warning shots (shown on local news reports), but the Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010 then tried to “force a collision, putting at risk not only its own crew but coast guard personnel, who were then ordered to shoot parts of the vessel.”

The sinking took place about 907 miles (1,460 kilometers) south of Buenos Aires, in an area known to host the largest breeding population of southern right whales starting in June.

It’s been 15 years since Argentina last sank a foreign vessel fishing illegally in its waters.

As Quartz has reported before, China has the world’s biggest and possibly most voracious distant-water fleet, which it heavily subsidizes. Last year the nonprofit Stop Illegal Fishing said the fleet had 2,000-plus vessels. This fleet regularly operates in other countries’ exclusive economic zones, territorial areas close to the shore where fish congregate.

China also backs its fleet diplomatically. China’s foreign ministry issued a statement after the incident urging Argentina “to carry out a full investigation immediately and to inform China of the details [and] to protect the safety and lawful rights of Chinese sailors.”

The ministry said four Chinese were picked up by the Argentines and 28 more were rescued by a nearby Chinese vessel. According to the Argentinian coastguard the four are being detained and will go before a federal judge in southern Chubut province.

Neither country needs a major diplomatic row on its hands. Marci’s center-right government only came to power last December. As for China, late last year it worked out a deal with the preceding administration in which it will finance and build two nuclear power plants in Argentina—a deal worth up to $15 billion.
That's exactly how you do it.  Either sink them or impound them and then auction them off as confiscated property in the act of illegal activity.  If PRC raises hell, be nice and produce the laws that were broken and suggest they teach their citizens to be law abiding in International Law.  

Don't even get into a "back and forth" with their bitching and moaning.   PRC is renowned for using rhetoric to its fullest in order to make the other side look like the aggressor. After all, GPS is easy to use and prove violations.
All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.
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They didn't state if the Chinese fishermen died or were rescued. Have to side with the Argentina Navy here.
(06-02-2016, 10:43 AM)Palladin Wrote: They didn't state if the Chinese fishermen died or were rescued. Have to side with the Argentina Navy here.

You're skimming again. S13

Try reading the article, where they actually answer your question. Spiteful
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