Chinese fishermen to return to disputed waters

Fisherman Fu Zhongzheng, 68, on China's Hainan Island preparing to sail into the South China Sea, despite an arbitral tribunal ruling last week that struck down China's historical claims to most of the maritime region. The determination of both Chine
PHOTO: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

Fisherman Fu Zhongzheng, 68, on China's Hainan Island preparing to sail into the South China Sea, despite an arbitral tribunal ruling last week that struck down China's historical claims to most of the maritime region. The determination of both Chinese and Filipino fishermen to head back into the disputed waters has raised concerns over possible confrontations and ecological damage, the South China Morning Post said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 18, 2016, with the headline 'Chinese fishermen to return to disputed waters'. Print Edition | Subscribe