China to Enforce Fishing Ban in Disputed Waters
14 May 2012
Chinese state media says the government is set to enforce its annual fishing ban in the South China Sea.
The ban begins on Wednesday and comes amid rising tensions with the Philippines over disputed waters. The official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday that an official from the South China Fisheries Administration Bureau confirmed the ban includes waters around Huangyan island, known in the Philippines as Scarborough Shoal. Manila claims the area as part of its exclusive economic zone, but Beijing insists it has been Chinese for centuries.—AP