Chinese fisherman was killed during a raid on the South Korean Coast Guard to curb illegal fishing in their waters, the agency Yonhap .
45-year-old captain by the name of Song was shot by an officer of the South Korean coast guard vessel near the island Vangdong. The man was taken to hospital where he later died.
The Coast Guard used a weapon during the raid, as Chinese fishermen on board the ship refused to comply with the requirements of border guards and tried to resist them, explained the South Korean authorities. After firing warning shots into the air staff Coast Guard opened fire. Total officers fired eight bullets, reports Reuters.
Chinese fishing boats regularly swim in South Korean waters in the Yellow Sea in search of the rich fishery resources, which often leads to their clashes with South Korean coast guard.
In 2011, the Coast Guard officer was stabbed to death by a Chinese fisherman, a year later, another fisherman from China died of wounds inflicted during a clash with the South Korean border, which was the reason for the diplomatic conflict. In 2013, employees of the Coast Guard in South Korea arrested 183 Chinese fishermen for illegal fishing in the Yellow Sea.
The episode of the murder could be an irritant in relations between the two countries, but it is unlikely to affect the policies to strengthen the economic partnership, experts say. The fact that Beijing is the largest trading partner of Seoul.