(From AFP)

China accused Indonesia on Sunday of firing on its fishermen and injuring one of them, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nations in the South China Sea.

An Indonesian Navy officer in April standing before a Chinese trawler that was allegedly operating illegally in Indonesian waters

The foreign ministry in Beijing launched a strong protest over what it termed the Indonesian navy’s harassment of Chinese fishermen.

It said several Indonesian naval ships opened fire on the boats in a disputed fishing ground on Friday.

One crew member was injured, it said without giving details, while another fishing boat and seven crew were detained. Read More

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