10.17.2012 11:54

Blood in the Water

Violent conflicts over coastal sea jurisdictions among local governments are on the rise with China's rapidly expanding marine economy
By intern reporter Zhou Qun

(Beijing) – Far from the internationally contested borders of China's ocean frontier is a tempest over territory between local governments. Experts say blurred partitions have resulted in bloody clashes that are on the rise with the growth of the marine economy.

The battles over boundaries are not only driven by local fishing or tourism communities, but also governments seeking to lay claim on natural resource exploration and extraction administration.

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