Vietnam, Taiwan and the Philippines defy China fishing moratorium — Sovereignty and China’s legal rights at issue

Peace and Freedom

Vietnam, Taiwan and the Philippines are defying a Chinese imposed fishing moratorium in the South China Sea, which includes areas embroiled in territorial disputes, VOA News reported.

The countries object to the three-month ban, which was imposed by China on May 1 without consulting them.

Chinese maritime security agencies patrol the waters and have previously arrested unlicensed vessels. However, since a United Nations tribunal declined to uphold China’s territorial claims for much of the sea last year, the legality of the country’s actions isn’t certain.

https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/06/09/vietnam-taiwan-and-the-philippines-defy-china-fishing-moratorium/

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VOA

Countries Defy China’s Extra-Strict Fishing Moratorium in South China Sea

June 09, 2017 2:36 AM
By Ralph Jennings
FILE - Fishing boats are docked in Tho Quang port, Danang, Vietnam, March 26, 2016. Fishermen from around the South China Sea tell stories of contending with bandits and coast guards.

FILE – Fishing boats are docked in Tho Quang port, Danang, Vietnam, March 26, 2016. Fishermen from around the South China Sea tell stories of contending with bandits and coast guards.

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