Three days after Typhoon Rammasun hit, Chinese fishermen are back out to sea. The city of Sansha issued a red warning for typhoon and rainstorm. Measures were taken to minimize economic losses and ensure safety, and there were no casualties.
Although Sansha weathered the storm, the government aims to set up a comprehensive rapid response and rescue system, to deal with emergencies at sea. Qiu Ruiping says the fishermen aren’t afraid of natural disasters, but given Sansha’s status as a city, they are more confident of more support and better protection.
China established the city of Sansha two years ago to strengthen its foothold in the South China Sea. It also aims to build the city into a strong marine base for search and rescue. Typhoon Rammasun has underscored the need for speeding up the construction of such bases. The super typhoon was the strongest in decades, making landfall in southern China’s Hainan Province on Friday. CCTV’s Han Bin reports.