The Straits Times
Published on Oct 18, 2012

S. Korea urges China calm after fisherman's death


SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea on Thursday called for a "calm response" from Beijing after a Chinese fisherman was killed by a rubber bullet during a South Korean coastguard operation.

The foreign ministry also urged China to work harder to solve the "root cause" of illegal fishing by its ships in South Korean waters.

"What is needed now is a calm and measured handling of the incident and measures to prevent a recurrence," ministry spokesman Cho Tai Young told reporters.

"We expect cooperation from the Chinese authorities," he added.