Chinese fishermen face dangerous waters as result of South China Sea dispute

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One of the challenges for the Chinese government is the growing tensions in the South China Sea. China has proposed resolution through dialogue to its neighbors, but territorial disputes continue to arise. Today’s fishermen not only face the perils of the open sea, but also the danger of an encounter with a foreign patrol boat.

CCTV’s Han Bin filed this report from Tanmen, Hainan Province, China.

Chinese fishermen face dangerous waters as result of South China Sea dispute

Chinese fishermen face dangerous waters as result of South China Sea dispute

One of the challenges for the Chinese government is the growing tensions in the South China Sea. China has proposed resolution through dialogue to its neighbors, but territorial disputes continue to arise. Today's fishermen not only face the perils of the open sea, but also the danger of an encounter with a foreign patrol boat. CCTV's Han Bin filed this report from Tanmen, Hainan Province, China.

Highlights:

 

  • The Tanmen people call their navigation log of the South China Sea “Genglubu”, which means the “Road Book”.
  • There are numerous versions of the Genglubu, and it contains centuries of hard-won experience. Every island and its surrounding conditions are clearly described.
  • Chinese experts believe the navigation logs are clear evidence that Chinese fishermen were the first explorers in the South China Sea.
  • The people of Tanmen have been fishing in the South China Sea for generations. Tanmen is a very small fishing town, which has become well known as its residents work on China ‘s maritime frontier.

 

  • norms

    This is another lie expedition of the chinese government that chinese are the first fishermen in the south china sea too see to it but before that history of other countries have more older than chinas claims..for example in 12th centuries, 15th centuries spanish and Portuguese are the one who mapping and discover that the earth are round they are the who given names in every discovered even name south china sea..spanish gallons come from the malay penisula that now are indonesia,Malaysia,Philippines,taiwan,Thailand,burma,formosa,the islands of Micronesia etc…during that time chinese pirate like lim mha hong was shore in malay peninsula maynilad spanish given name by spanish now called manila or philippines..chinese are only making barter trade with the spaniard in the malayans. This is the proofs that these are for the malayans not for the chinese…south china sea are malay peninsula…it means all the malayans countries.

  • mary yang

    Given that the proximity of China to South China Sea and the thousand of miles to travel, Chinese fishermen needed not only “Genglubu” but GPS, subsidized oil and warships escort to fish. Meanwhile, Filipino, Malay and Vietnamese fishermen in their wooden boats, traveling at night few miles into their ancestral spots – already, edged into their memories with nothing else, not even a propaganda film required!