"Strategic issues are not the only driver behind the recent incidents involving Chinese fishermen."
"geopolitical argument cannot explain why the Chinese government (with few exceptions) fails to provide financial compensation for many the fishermen who are detained or harassed by neighboring countries. Indeed, some fishermen are fined or disqualified from receiving fuel subsidies by the Chinese government after they return to China."
"This structural shift from inshore to offshore fishing is the result of the combined effects of market forces and the government’s fishing policies."
By Zhang Hongzhou
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