CDT has recently acquired and verified a collection of propaganda directives issued by central Party authorities to state media at the beginning of this year. These directives were issued on an almost daily basis in early 2020,...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 19, 2013
At Sinosphere, Didi Kirsten Tatlow reports that Jinan fishermen sabotaged a traditional Buddhist...
by Cindy | Jul 15, 2013
At The Atlantic, American documentary photographer Michael Steverson unveils a photo essay on the ancient yet dying Chinese art of cormorant fishing, featuring two elderly brothers who supplement their income from fishing by...
by Scott Greene | May 20, 2013
China’s foreign ministry disclosed on Sunday that North Korea took over a Chinese fishing boat earlier this month and continues to hold its crew hostage, according to Chris Buckley of The New York Times: The vessel’s...
by Melissa M. Chan | Jun 17, 2012
Despite President Obama’s recent expression of support for the Philippines in the South China Sea dispute, the Philippines have called back their ships from the disputed shoal due to bad weather conditions. From AFP: Aquino...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 11, 2011
A South Korean Coast Guard officer is dead and another injured after a confrontation with the captain of a Chinese fishing vessel that was suspected of fishing illegally in South Korean waters. From AP: The fight happened after...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 7, 2011
The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts reports the cover-up by rig operators and the official State Oceanic Administration of a large oil spill in China’s Bohai Sea. It has taken a month for news to emerge about the leak from...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 19, 2010
A Chinese fishing boat capsized and one fisherman died and another is missing in an encounter with South Korean Coast Guard ships in South Korean waters. From AP: About 50 Chinese fishing boats were illegally fishing in western...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 30, 2008
Chinese fishing boats have been involved in two violent clashes with both South and North Korean boats off the coast of the Korean peninsula. From the Los Angeles Times: South Korean maritime officials have detained 11 Chinese...
by Mo Ming | Jan 20, 2007
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