Maritime incident

Chinese boat owner says he was assaulted by North Koreans

Dozens of fishing boats berthed in Dalijia fishing port, Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning province. North Korea released 16 Chinese fishermen and their boat from Dalian. Photo: AFP

Gunmen wearing North Korean military uniforms assaulted the captain of a Chinese fishing boat and stole the vessel's fuel, the boat's owner, who had been held for two weeks, said after being released.

Thursday, 23 May, 2013, 5:01am 3 comments

Taiwan vows to protect Filipinos from attacks

Lu Shou-yen leading local residents in Taichung as they chant slogans to demand an apology from the Philippine government for the death of a Taiwanese fisherman killed by the Philippines Coast Guard. Photo: AFP

Taiwan yesterday ordered all law-enforcement personnel to step up the protection of Filipinos on the island, after a suggestion that Manila might evacuate its nationals from the island after hearing reports of attacks targeting them.

21 May 2013 - 4:11am 3 comments

Manila to apologise to Taipei over fisherman's shooting

Demonstrators shout anti-Philippine slogans at a rally outside Manila's de facto embassy in Taipei on Tuesday. Photo: EPA

Manila will send a senior envoy to Taiwan to apologise for the death of a fisherman killed by the Philippine coastguard, Taiwan's Foreign Minister David Lin said last night at a briefing attended by Antonio Basilio, the Philippines' representative in Taipei.

15 May 2013 - 8:05am 2 comments