March 02, 2024

Beijing pressures Pyongyang on Fishermen after online campaign

"I saw a patrol boat take Liaoning 25222 in the direction of North Korean territorial waters"

SEOUL – Beijing is pressuring Pyongyang to release a captured Chinese fishing boat and its 16 crew members (above) after a campaign calling for the Chinese government to secure their release gained popular support on the internet.

The boat, Liaoning 25222, is one of a pair of small fishing vessels owned by a Dalian-based fisherman named Yu Xuejun.

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