Officials nab illegal fishing boats, two men who stole gold fish and more as the nation’s economy continued to weaken amid the crisis
The man with the knife is shown lying on the floor in the background
A Chinese citizen and two Japanese tourists were detained over the weekend in a wave of Chinese tourists that saw dozens injured
A group of Chinese tourists attacked and robbed a group of Japanese tourists early on Saturday, smashing their property, stole gold coins and other valuables and jumped into another boat.
A 22-year-old Chinese national was detained on Saturday by police on charges of theft and assault for attacking two Japanese tourists in his village.
While it is illegal in China to illegally fish in waters off its coast, it is usually allowed when fishing legally, which is illegal in all but the most pristine waters.
In the latest attacks, one suspect, a 37-year-old Chinese man surnamed Zhang, and his 18-year-old Japanese friend were thrown in우리카지노 the water by the other two after their boats were mistaken for a Chinese fishing boat, according to local police in Heilongjiang province.
The two Japanese citizens, two locals and a Vietnamese were all taken to hospital with cuts and bruises, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Three were taken to a hospital as well for injuries caused by falling. All three were being treated for their injuries. The boat that had piloted them on Saturday, however, was a legal Chinese charter vessel that was not involved in the incident.
Police spokesman Liu Xiaoming said the suspected looters had made attempts to take the vessel, but were unsuccessful, and were later caught when it drifted on its own. “We know this incident happened when it wasn’t supposed to because they had already damaged our property,” said Liu.
A total of 23 people were detained over Saturday’s attacks and the number of injuries was likely to rise, said Liu.
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The injured were taken to local hospitals for treatment. The boat belonged to an illegal Chinese charter ship. A spokesman for the Heilongjiang province police said it had run into an English-speaking man at a distance from the scene where it was attacked and struck the Japanese tourists