Indonesian navy 'injured Chinese fisherman'

A vendor stands behind a map of China including an insert with red dotted lines showing China's claimed territory in the South China Sea, in Beijing.
A vendor stands behind a map of China including an insert with red dotted lines showing China's claimed territory in the South China Sea, in Beijing. PHOTO: AFP

China has claimed that one of its fishermen was injured after the Indonesian navy fired shots at a Chinese vessel near the Natuna Islands.

China claims that the vessel was operating in "traditional fishing grounds", but Indonesia said the vessel was fishing illegally in its territory.

During the confrontation last Friday, the third between the two countries since March, two Chinese coast guard vessels attempted to rescue the fishing vessel, but were thwarted by the arrival of three more Indonesian warships.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 20, 2016, with the headline 'Indonesian navy 'injured Chinese fisherman''. Print Edition | Subscribe