China trains fishing militia to venture into Spratlys
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The fishing fleet based in this tiny port town on Hainan Island is getting everything from military training and subsidies to even fuel and ice as China creates an increasingly sophisticated fishing militia to sail into the disputed South China Sea. The training and support includes excercises at sea and requests to fishermen to gather information on foreign vessels, provincial government officials, regional diplomats and fishing company executives said in recent interviews.
China trains fishing militia to venture into Spratlys. (2016, May 2). Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A1, A23.
Fishing fleet; Military operations; Disputes; Territorial waters; Sails; Fishers; Fishing vessels; Fishing; Trade; Naval bases; Navigation; Law of the sea; Search and rescue; Disasters; Governments; Global positioning systems; Fishery industry; Fishery resources; Fishery economics; Economics; Fuels; Ice; Water; Sand; Ocean floor; Reefs; People's Armed Forces Department; Chinese Coast Guard; Jianghai Group Co. Ltd.; Center for Humanitarian Dialogue; Chen, Rishen; Vatikiotis, Michael
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