Chinese fishing boat detained in Japan

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    semperfi

    This time- have the fishrmen go through due process as illegal aliens. ..................................... If they are returned to China, the Chinese embassey covers the costs.

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    Redcliff

    Here a chance for Japanese Government to extend a friendly gesture to Beijing. Release the fishermen and their boat sa this is only a minor offense. Use this incidence as a new start for breaking the icy relationship.

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    kimuzukashiiiii

    Redcliff - If you give China an inch they will take a nautical mile. Don't give them ANYTHING.

    The friendly gestures are over and done with. If you do it once, then what? The next fishermen in Japanese waters illegally, or perhaps even landing on the Senkakus will be dealt with lightly too? And what about the troops China will send to those islands once the fisherman have been sent home?

    These people were in Japanese waters illegally, and should be treated as anyone else who is in Japanese waters illegally would be.

    China are, quite literally, testing the waters at the moment. Seeing how much they can get away with. Japan needs to be extremely vigilant in dealing with these cases which seem very small, but which can escalate very quickly.

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    telecasterplayer

    How did the previous 47,000 of these incidents get resolved? This will probably go the same way.

  • 2

    bajhista65

    Japan is very strict with illegal aliens. If these intruders are given set free again and expenses paid by the JGovt from the people's taxes, China will never ever RESPECT Japan. No matter what the dispute between Jpn and China, laws are laws. The China now cannot be trusted. Give due process and punishment to these intruders.

  • 2

    JoeBigs

    Gee wonder how long before the PRC claims that all Japanese waters are their territorial waters.

  • 1

    Herve Nmn L'Eisa

    Jail them and destroy the boat.

  • -1

    cramp

    Jail them and destroy the boat.

    now that would be illegal...just because you detain someone does not mean you have rights to their property...get a clue will ya

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    oldsanno

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324669104578205041179985354.html

    China's Hunger for Fish Upsets Seas

    China's growing hunger for seafood is testing relations with other countries and worrying foreign officials and scientists over the potential damage its massive fleet could do to global fishing stocks.

    In the latest example, Argentina said on Wednesday that it had captured on Monday two Chinese fishing vessels that it said were illegally fishing in its waters. Officials said Argentina's coast guard boarded the ships after firing warning shots to prevent them from fleeing to international waters,

    Argentina coast guard fires warning shots and China does nothing. You can imagine the response from China if Japan fired warning shots.

    Africa—where local governments often have few resources to police opaque bilateral water-access agreements to make sure vessels pay for what they catch—accounts for more than two-thirds of China's long-haul harvest, the report said.

    China is depleting fish stocks around Africa and not a word from Sea Shepherd, except to support China's claim to Senkaku.

  • 0

    OssanAmerica

    The Chinese fishermen (3 charged) admitted to fishing in Japanese waters, were fined JPY 4.28 million (USD 49,700) and released. Normal legal procedure. Sounds pretty routine.

  • 1

    CrisGerSan

    Yep modern and normal relations between mature countries. Good to see it in action.

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    Redcliff

    @ Kimuzukasiiiii

    Read the latest report that Japan had decided to release the fishermen. That's a good gesture on japan part. These are fishermen who try to make a living just like the Japanese fishermen. They play no part in the current political issue.

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    OssanAmerica

    RedcliffJan. 01, 2013 - 11:37AM JST Read the latest report that Japan had decided to release the fishermen. That's a good gesture on japan part. These >are fishermen who try to make a living just like the Japanese fishermen. They play no part in the current political issue.

    These Chinese fishermen play no part. But the ones who have sailed to the Senkakus were sent by the Chinese government. This includes the one who rammed JCG vessels in 2010.

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    Fadamor

    So they've been released. I imagine they had their catch confiscated. They'll get a slap on the wrist and told if they do it again, things will be a bit more serious.

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