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China Coast Guard launches inspections over South China Sea fishing moratorium area

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China Coast Guard launches inspections over South China Sea fishing moratorium area
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China Coast Guard launches inspections over South China Sea fishing moratorium area

2024-05-16 22:00 Last Updated At:23:07

The comprehensive law enforcement operations jointly carried out by China Coast Guard (CCG) South China Sea branch and various provincial coast guard and fishery administration departments have safeguarded national marine fishery rights and interests during the annual summer fishing moratorium in the South China Sea.

The CCG South China Sea branch organized three directly affiliated bureaus and provincial coast guard and fishery administration departments of neighboring provinces of Guangdong, Hainan, and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and carried out the operation in the South China Sea north of 12 degrees north latitude from May 1 to May 15.

As of May 15, the South China Sea branch has deployed a total of 1,457 coast guard law enforcement vessels, 34 aircraft, and 240 fishery administration vessels, investigated and handled 32 fishing-related cases, including seven criminal cases and 25 administrative cases, confiscated nearly 27,000 kilograms of fishing catches, and detained 97 related ships.

"Since the synchronized law enforcement operations were launched, the South China Sea branch of the China Coast Guard has coordinated and organized law enforcement forces with coast guards in the South China Sea and fishery administration departments of Guangdong, Hainan and the Guangxi, and established law enforcement model with efficient coordination and three-dimensional control through sea-shore-air joint forces, implement grid-based patrol management, and strengthen regular patrols in key sea areas such as the Pearl River Estuary, Taiwan shoals, and around Hainan Island. We have seriously cracked down on various illegal and criminal activities, and ensure the strict implementation of the South China Sea fishing moratorium system during the summer season," said Shi Jifeng, an officer with the law enforcement department of the coast guard branch.

The branch also increased supervision in key waters in response to the infringements of foreign fishing boats during the period, a total of 138 foreign fishing boats were driven away, 14 were boarded and inspected, and 10 people were arrested on one boat.

China Coast Guard launches inspections over South China Sea fishing moratorium area

China Coast Guard launches inspections over South China Sea fishing moratorium area

China Coast Guard launches inspections over South China Sea fishing moratorium area

China Coast Guard launches inspections over South China Sea fishing moratorium area

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China to keep promoting UNSC resolution on weapons non-proliferation: spokeswoman

2024-06-26 01:35 Last Updated At:02:17

China will continue to carry forward the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1540 that prevents the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning on Tuesday.

Mao made the remarks at a press conference in Beijing when asked about the 4th Training Course of the 1540 Points of Contact in the Asia and Pacific Region which commenced in Beijing on Tuesday.

"This training course was jointly held by Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United Nations Security Council 1540 Committee and United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs. Representatives from 27 Asia-Pacific countries and 14 international organizations and institutions participated in the course. Resolution 1540 requires Member States to enhance export controls and other measures, fulfill the international obligations of non-proliferation and prevent non-state actors from acquiring weapons of mass destruction; meanwhile it regulates that non-proliferation actions shall not damage Member States' legitimate right of peaceful use of science and technology," said Mao.

"This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 1540. The training course takes stock of the past and envisions the future. China will continue to advance the Global Security Initiative, enhance cooperation with United Nations and other parties to carry forward the implementation of Resolution 1540 and support Asia-Pacific countries in capacity building to establish a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory international order of non-proliferation export control," she said.

China to keep promoting UNSC resolution on weapons non-proliferation: spokeswoman

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