A South Korean soldier looks out to sea from a watchtower on an island in the Yellow Sea. File photo: Reuters
A South Korean soldier looks out to sea from a watchtower on an island in the Yellow Sea. File photo: Reuters
South Korea

Chinese boats in Yellow Sea alarm South Koreans on island used to spy on North

  • Baengnyeong island, which sits just 13km from the North, has long been a focus of spies from the two Koreas
  • But in recent months, Chinese boats have been spotted near the island amid Beijing’s bid to ‘expand its maritime influence’ in the Yellow Sea, observers say

A South Korean soldier looks out to sea from a watchtower on an island in the Yellow Sea. File photo: Reuters
A South Korean soldier looks out to sea from a watchtower on an island in the Yellow Sea. File photo: Reuters
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