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Beijing vows to resolve fishing boat clash

Updated: 2012-05-04 08:05
By Zhang Yunbi ( China Daily)

Beijing on Thursday said it has remained in contact with the Republic of Korea and is willing to work with Seoul to properly handle the recent clash between a Chinese fishing boat and the ROK's Coast Guard.

The response came amid a series of fishery disputes between both countries in the past year, and analysts said it will take time to eradicate violence and clashes between Chinese fishermen and Seoul's Coast Guard.

Reports say the conflict took place in the Yellow Sea between a Chinese vessel and ROK coast guard officers on Monday morning. The incident left four of the coast guards injured and resulted in nine Chinese fishermen being detained.

Beijing vows to resolve fishing boat clash