Beijing’s South China Sea fishing ban threatens to raise tensions with rival claimants

//Beijing’s South China Sea fishing ban threatens to raise tensions with rival claimants

Beijing’s South China Sea fishing ban threatens to raise tensions with rival claimants

Tensions are expected to rise in the South China Sea after Beijing’s annual summer ban on fishing in the disputed waters drew protests from rival claimants.China said it would prohibit fishing activities in the waters Beijing has claimed above the 12th parallel – including areas near the Scarborough Shoal, the Paracel Islands, and the Gulf of Tonkin – to conserve stocks.The ban, which came into effect from noon on May 1 runs until August 16 and China’s coastguard has promised to take the …

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