China warns of penalties vs foreigners in West PH Sea
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China has warned of penalties against foreigners caught violating its sovereignty over its territorial seas, including the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). State-run Xinhua news agency reported that the Chinese Supreme Court had issued a regulation stating that foreigners, as well as Chinese citizens, will be pursued for criminal liability if they engage in "illegal hunting or fishing or killing endangered wildlife in China's jurisdictional seas." It said the regulation, which took effect on Tuesday, provides a clear legal basis for China to safeguard maritime order, marine safety and interests, and to exercise integrated management over the country’s jurisdictional seas.
Delizo, M. J. (2016, August 3). China warns of penalties vs foreigners in West PH Sea. Manila Times, pp. A1, A8.
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Territorial waters; Illegal fishing; International law; Disputes; Jurisdiction; Legal aspects; Law of the sea; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Exclusive economic zone; Continental shelves; Surveillance and enforcement; Artisanal fishing; Rights; Fishing grounds; Livelihoods; Bilateral agreements; Department of Foreign Affairs; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Permanent Court of Arbitration; Jose, Charles
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