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Chinese fishing boat skipper kills S Korean coast guard officer

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This isn't going to end well.

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Ah China. The land of the selfish. The are so arrogant to believe they can get away with whatever they like. They remind me of a spoiled child suffering an temper tantrum that needs a good spanking.

No one should be stabbed whilst doing their job. RIP South Korean coast guard officer.

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In 2010 the Chinese crew were freed after two of THEIR crew died. This time they killed and wounded two on the SK side, where they were caught. At the very least, those responsible are toast.

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Got to love the world.

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Let's see if the SKoreans can handle this better then the Japanese did. It might be a learning expirience for the Japanese Government.

My prayers go out to the Korean CG Officer and his family. Salute!

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"This time they killed and wounded two on the SK side"

Sounds bad. "They killed one and wounded one".

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In October the coast guard said it used tear gas and rubber bullets to subdue Chinese fishermen wielding clubs and shovels

Next time use real bullets and search the Chinese at gunpoint.

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Make the Chinese walk the plank.

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Fishin' is serious business.

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But the other boat suddenly rammed the seized vessel,

Reminds me of another ramming issues involving fishing boats..

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Lucky are we to see the events that lead up to war. They'll keep harassing until the bullets start flying.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

A war in the making, just a matter of time till they get into it

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Moral of story: Don't mess around with the South Koreans ...

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I can't imagine what the Chinese crew are thinking. They've been caught in another country's waters fishing illegally and their response is to try to kill the coast guard officers? I feel very sorry for the family of the coast guard officer. Nobody should have to die enforcing their country's laws.

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chinese never learn their lesson!

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This proves that the world still have hope.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

China must be STOPPED! If China wants the WORLD to actually RESPECT it, it must control its citizens, it must control these Chinese fishermen, and if they can not, well then South Korea, Japan etc..will have to defend their seas by force, kind of the way the RUSSIANS when anybody, including get caught catching crabs etc..they just start SHOOTING and ask questions later. This Chinese captain needs the DEATH PENALTY ASAP!!

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Beijing wants the world to believe their BS propaganda that they are for PEACE?? Sure!! Peace?? $$$$??? RIP South Korean navy guy

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We'll soon see protests in front of the Japanese embassy. this is the fault of the Japanese, we want compensation !

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There's probably not a whole lot the Chinese government can do in terms of stopping individual boat owners from crossing certain lines. At best they could just make it clear they won't do much to help them. I'm sure others who have experience in the Navy could better comment on how practical it is for any government to stop any one boat.

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@SuperLib

There's probably not a whole lot the Chinese government can do in terms of stopping individual boat owners from crossing certain lines. At best they could just make it clear they won't do much to help them

Check out this photo

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/17/8853222-south-korean-coastguard-clashes-with-armada-of-chinese-fishing-boats

When you have illegal boats rounded up by the dozens, you can't dismiss it as some rogue individual. Notice that all the boats look similar. I wonder if it's a single owner.

It should be very easy to put the screws to the boat owners, if the will is there, given China's cavilier attitude to law. China grants licenses, I assume. All they have to do it require a large deposit that's forfeited if the boat is caught with it's hand in the cookie jar.

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This Chinese skipper must be really sorry he did this.

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Geezzzzzz... if a foreign fisherman fish in their turf, they will be shot to death without any warnings. Look at this BULLIES. This kind of chinese actions should be forbidden. I wonder why Communist China is tolerating this.

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Zhang expressed regret and replied that he would “promptly and accurately” report Seoul’s position to his government, according to the spokesman.

Let's see if the same will be conveyed to his citizens.

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Some Chinese are starting to get outta hand, will be intersting to see how the china govt responds to this, looks pretty bad, pretty flagrant, hell these yahoos have even moded their boats to make it hard for anyone to board, so they are leaving port in full knowledge of going poaching.

As China continues to kill itself with pollution everywhere, food shortages, look out, we may not be too far away from having to seriously look at making sure china is contained, that place like I have said for years cud either explode and/or implode in short order, looks certian to get nasty at some point

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First of all, the actions of criminal fisherman cannot be attributed to the entire country of China. Give China a chance to respond before you start ranting about the Chinese government. For all we know, they may say, "Hang the murderer for us."

That said, the Chinese fishing fleet DOES seem quick to try and ram authorities' vessels. They did so with the Japanese Coast Guard and now with the S.K. Coast Guard. I wonder who's giving them this advice to do so. Whoever it is, they need to stop.

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I would love to see the South Korean authorities try, convict and imprison the personnel on the ships. I would love to see the ships confiscated. I would love to see the South Koreans stick to the letter of the law and turn a deaf ear to the inevitable Chinese protests. It would send a message that this isn't a matter of diplomacy or international relations, it's one of criminal activity in South Korean waters.

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Wonder who are behind these crazy Chinese fishermen.

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The Korean Authorities should do what the Australians do - Confiscate the boats and burn them which has been a very successful strategy.

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Why don't the Koreans treat the Chinese lawbreakers the same way the Chinese do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veQIdaR0J70

The Koreans have no problems shooting innocent Japanese fisherman.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dai_Ichi_Daihoumaru_Ship_case

Maybe Korea thinks China wouldn't be as "understanding" as Japan if they shoot Chinese.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Maybe these arrogant Chinese fishermen expect their government to bail them out...........

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The Chinese skipper who rammed the Japanese coastguard vessel returned a national hero. This kind of thinking must be behind the aggressiveness of the fishing fleets.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

strap some .50 cal machine guns to the boats and control them seas

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