The Japanese coastguard apprehends a Chinese fishing boat (front) in its nearby waters. Photo: Japan Coastguard. The Japanese coastguard apprehends a Chinese fishing boat (front) in its nearby waters. Photo: Japan Coastguard.
The Japanese coastguard apprehends a Chinese fishing boat (front) in its nearby waters. Photo: Japan Coastguard.
Neil Newman
Opinion

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Abacus by Neil Newman

China-Japan fish fight could make UK’s Cod War look like small fry

  • As Chinese fishing fleets encroach into Japanese waters, driven by overfishing and increased demand, anger over plates of sushi is growing at Tokyo’s raw deal for its fishermen
  • This could turn ugly – for more than 30 years Britain fought on the high seas in the Icelandic Cod Wars for the right to eat cod and chips

The Japanese coastguard apprehends a Chinese fishing boat (front) in its nearby waters. Photo: Japan Coastguard. The Japanese coastguard apprehends a Chinese fishing boat (front) in its nearby waters. Photo: Japan Coastguard.
The Japanese coastguard apprehends a Chinese fishing boat (front) in its nearby waters. Photo: Japan Coastguard.
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Neil Newman

Neil Newman

Neil Newman is a thematic portfolio strategist focused on pan-Asian equity markets. Experienced in the major global financial centres of Tokyo, London and New York, he is a regular commentator on commercial investment strategies that suit constantly changing investor trends. He is a long-term resident of Hong Kong.