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2014-11-21 Fri 00:27
Prime Minister Chung Hong-won vowed Thursday to conduct a stronger crackdown on Chinese fishermen's illegal fishing in South Korean waters amid their growing violence against South Korean authorities.
Hundreds of Chinese fishermen are arrested each year for illegally crossing into and fishing in South Korean waters in the Yellow Sea, often leading to violent clashes with South Korean Coast Guard officials.
In early October, a Chinese captain was shot dead while trying to escape a crackdown after illegally entering South Korea's exclusive waters in the latest in a series of similar incidents, which sometimes cause diplomatic tensions between the two nations to flare up.