Tuesday, May 21, 2013

China media: North Korea warned

State media in China warn North Korea to stop detaining fishing boats amid public anger over the "kidnapping" of fishermen by unidentified captors.

State media report a Chinese fishing boat and its 16-man crew who were reportedly held for ransom by an armed group in waters off the west coast of North Korea were released early on Tuesday.

Global Times says the incident has "fuelled outrage" among the Chinese public, with internet users venting "fury" towards North Korea, as "traditionally close ties between the nations have been pushed toward greater tension".