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Updated : 1 month ago IST
Similar to how the Chinese spy balloon violated US airspace, China's illegal fishing worldwide is under scrutiny: A new investigative report shows that from spying to a civilian militia, Chinese fishing practices have it all.
Updated : 2 months ago IST
Captains of Chinese DWF ships disable their transponders while engaging in illicit fishing to avoid being watched in sensitive areas. It has been observed that the automatic identification systems (AIS) aboard these ships suffer transmission pauses of at least eight hours near the EEZ of oth
China is overfishing, dumping waste into marine protected areas, polluting air, water and land alike, disturbing and destroying the coral reefs, and killing protected fish species.
China is often found guilty of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing practices, targeting prohibited species, causing irreversible environmental damage as well as intelligence gathering, espionage and space tracking.