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China to ramp up patrols near Taiwan’s islands

Updated on: 19 February,2024 07:33 AM IST  |  Bangkok
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Local residents have complained of noise and sound pollution from the vessels, as well as losses to their livelihood in fishing

China to ramp up patrols near Taiwan’s islands

Taiwanese coast guards inspect the vessel that capsized during the chase. File pic/AP

China is stepping up patrols in the waters off the coast of Taiwan’s Kinmen archipelago, days after two of its fishermen drowned while being chased by the Taiwanese coast guard, which accused the boat of trespassing.


The Chinese coast guard’s Fujian division will regularly monitor the waters off the southern coast of the city of Xiamen—a few kilometers from Kinmen—to strengthen maritime law enforcement, said the coast guard’s spokesman, Gan Yu, on Sunday.


Fishermen from Taiwan and China regularly sail that stretch of water which has seen a rise in tensions as the number of Chinese vessels—including sand dredgers and fishing boats—increased.


Local residents have complained of noise and sound pollution from the vessels, as well as losses to their livelihood in fishing.

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