Police arrest Chinese fishermen for poaching off Palawan


MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE – 4:25 p.m.) China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that it had asked the Philippines to hand back a Chinese fishing boat and its crew seized by Philippines police in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

The Philippines should stop taking provocative actions, ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing.

Maritime police arrested a Chinese fishing boat with 11 crewmen and a haul of about 500 turtles off a disputed shoal in the Spratly Islands but within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone, a senior official said on Wednesday.

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