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Huanqiu: Russia Should Not Have Fired at Chinese Fishing Ships

Huanqiu published a commentary titled "Russia Should Not Have Fired at Chinese Fishing Ships. "On July 16, 2012, an incident occurred in which the Russian coast guard seized a Chinese fishing vessel and detained 17 fishermen after it found they were allegedly fishing illegally in Russian-controlled waters in the Sea of Japan. During the pursuit, the Chinese sailors resisted being boarded, so the Russian coast guard fired directly at the ship. “The reckless behavior of the Russians at the grass-roots level not only harms Chinese confidence in fostering a long-term friendship with Russia, but also provides excuses for forces seeking to undermine Sino-Russia ties."

Source: Huanqiu, July 18, 2012