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Originally posted by pheonix358
Of course the other explanation is that the Chinese fishing boat was fishing in NK territorial waters and the 100,00 is simply the fine imposed. It is all in the wording.
Australia has enormous problems with illegal fishing and does the same sort of thing.
To make NK out as the bad guy all you need to do is put a different slant on it. Really, 100,000. That is small change to any Nation. Chump change in fact!
Originally posted by watcher3339
reply to post by TheMagus
1- Your tone may be losing something in the text medium 2-but you seem like you are intentionally attempting to be obnoxious. 2a-Search didn't pull it. 3-Article reads as the article reads. 4-You may wish to contemplate if you could have simply shared your information in a manner that is more conducive to discussion. Or, you could continue to just be rude but generally fewer people pay attention to that.
5-Still, I appreciate the information 6-even if collaborative intel was far from your intent.
was there a fine payed? was there a China threat?? was there no deal and Un did not want to upset China any more?? we will ever know or be told anything ?? does any one care??
Embassy: DPRK frees fishermen
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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has released the 16 fishermen it had kept in detention since May 5, the People's Daily quoted an official from the Chinese Embassy in DPRK as saying early Tuesday.
No further details from the embassy were available by press time.
Yu Xuejun, owner of the detained ship, also revealed that he received a call from the ship's captain at 3:50 a.m. Tuesday informing him of their release, according to latest reports.
"The DPRK released our ship and crew and we are about to return," Yu quoted the captain as saying.
According to media reports, private fishing boat "Liaoning Generic Fishing No. 25222" from Dalian City in northeast China's Liaoning Province was seized by the DPRK side, which demanded a ransom of 600,000 yuan (96,774.2 U.S. dollars) on May 5.
Yu called the the Chinese embassy for help on May 10.
Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
I think he just tries to show that he can keep destabilizing the situation in the region and that it would be cheaper just to send N. Korea its annual tribute of economic aid.
China would not attack him for 1 boat. Nukes, international reaction and other complications.