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The Australian: South China Sea: Indonesia accused of firing at Chinese fishing boat
Territorial tensions between Jakarta and Beijing are again on the rise with the two friendly nations trading accusations yesterday over the third confrontation in two months between Indonesian authorities and Chinese fishermen in the South China Sea.
China has accused the Indonesian navy of violating international law by firing on Chinese fishermen caught fishing over the weekend off the Natuna Islands in the southwest corner of the South China Sea, which lie within Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone but which Beijing insists is a “traditional Chinese fishing ground”.
Indonesia has responded by warning China it would continue to act “decisively” to protect its territorial waters.
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WNU Editor: Indonesia claims the Natuna Islands in the southwest corner of the South China Sea ... which is complicating China's own claims in the region. This is not the first time that there has been a confrontation between Chinese fishermen and the Indonesian navy in this region, and I doubt that it will be the last one.
More News On The Growing Tensions Between China and Indonesia Over The South China Sea
China says Indonesian navy shot at Chinese fishermen -- AP
Indonesia defends opening fire on Chinese boat -- AFP
Indonesia vows to stand firm after skirmishes with Chinese ships -- Reuters
Indonesia defends navy for firing warning shots at Chinese poachers in South China Sea -- Straits Times
Why Indonesia fired on Chinese fishing boats in South China Sea -- Aidan Quigley, CSM