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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on the Fatal Shooting of a Taiwanese Fisherman

2013/05/09

Q: It is reported that on the morning of May 9, a Taiwanese fishing boat was suspected of being fired at by a Philippine vessel when fishing some 170 nautical miles southeast of Erluanbi. One fisherman on board was killed. What is China's comment?

A: We are gravely concerned and strongly condemn the barbaric act of shooting and killing the Taiwanese fisherman. We require the Philippine side to investigate the incident immediately and give an explanation as soon as possible. We deeply lament the death of our Taiwan compatriot and our hearts and minds are with his family.

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