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China denies shooting at Vietnamese boat

(Xinhua)

08:10, February 27, 2012

BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- China's maritime law enforcement agency declared on Sunday that recent media reports of Chinese patrol ships shooting at a Vietnamese fishing boat were untrue.

According to a statement of the China Marine Surveillance (CMS) under the State Oceanic Administration, the CMS has recently carried out a routine patrol in the waters around the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea, over which China claims indisputable sovereignty.

However, the CMS ships did not have any clash with any Vietnamese boats, not to mention a so-called shooting incident, the statement said.

A report on the Chinese version website of Kyodo News on Saturday quoted an Vietnamese official as saying that a Vietnamese fishing boat was shot and damaged by some CMS ships around the Xisha Islands.

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eyedrd at 2012-02-28173.9.231.*
Let’s take a look at a situation where a navy ship heavily equipped with guns and missiles saw small fishing boats,unarmed, wandering into the water that the navy ship was guarding.What would that navy ship should act or behave toward those small fishing ships looking for shelter due to the big wind? In a civilized maritime law, the navy ship should have come into the rescue of the small ships in danger and then direct those ships out of their turf.Instead, this navy ship shot at unarmed fishermen and beat them up and confiscated all of the catches, worth of $25,000. Is it a normal conduct of a navy? or the behavior of the navy ship was just like any pirates using force to brutalize unarmed people and rob their catches.
PD User at 2012-02-28173.9.231.*
Let’s take a look at a situation where a navy ship heavily equipped with guns and missiles saw small fishing boats,unarmed, wandering into the water that the navy ship was guarding.What would that navy ship should act or behave toward those small fishing ships looking for shelter due to the big wind? In a civilized maritime law, the navy ship should have come into the rescue of the small ships in danger and then direct those ships out of their turf.Instead, this navy ship shot at unarmed fishermen and beat them up and confiscated all of the catches, worth of $25,000. Is it a normal conduct of a navy? or the behavior of the navy ship was just like any pirates using force to brutalize unarmed people and rob their catches.
elee at 2012-02-27183.39.30.*
THAT"S WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE SATELLITE SCANNED IMAGES OF THE SEA AREAS SURROUNDING CHINA AND ALL ALONG ITS ENTIRE WATER AND LAND TERRITORIAL PEREMITERS ON 24/7/365 BASIS.
  

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