Chinese fishing boat captain arrested in waters close to Japan

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A Chinese fishing boat captain has been arrested in waters close to Japan, according to state media in the island nation.

  • Liu Zhen
  • South China Morning Post

Chen Wenting, 40, was detained by the Japanese coastguard on Saturday morning on suspicion of violating Japan’s fishing rights and trying to avoid inspection, NHK reported.

The incident happened on the same day China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi told visiting Japanese senior deputy minister for foreign affairs Takeo Mori that 2019 was going to be an “important year” for ties between the two countries.

Chen and his crew of 10 were…

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