Fishing boats leave for the ocean at dusk. Photo: SCMP Pictures Fishing boats leave for the ocean at dusk. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Fishing boats leave for the ocean at dusk. Photo: SCMP Pictures

China enlists fishermen’s help to protect maritime rights in disputed South China Sea

Beijing is using trawlers to safeguard its claims in the region – but it is not the first country to recognise the influence fishermen can have

Topic |   China's 'Two Sessions' 2016
Fishing boats leave for the ocean at dusk. Photo: SCMP Pictures Fishing boats leave for the ocean at dusk. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Fishing boats leave for the ocean at dusk. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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