Indonesia Accuses China of Treating Fishing Waters as Own

  • Navy speaks after latest incident where Chinese boat shot at
  • Chinese fishing boats increasing presence near Natuna Islands

Indonesian navy detains crew members of a Chinese trawler in North Sumatra in April 2016. More Chinese fishing boats have been detected in the vicinity this year.

Photographer: AFP via Getty Images

Indonesia signaled a harder stance over incursions by Chinese fishing boats in its waters, saying the encroachments appeared to be part of an effort by Beijing to extend its territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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