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Chinese, ROK Vessels Clash

A fisherman is dead and two are missing in the Yellow Sea after a clash with a South Korean patrol.

Back in September, when a Chinese trawler rammed at least one Japan Coast Guard vessel, some observers insisted (despite the clear video evidence to the contrary that eventually made its way into the public domain) that it was somehow the JCG at fault.

Today, a Chinese trawler has been involved in another incident, this time involving a South Korean patrol in the Yellow Sea. But this time, the clash ended in tragedy as one Chinese fisherman was killed and another two were missing after a clash with the South Korean coastguard.

According to AFP:

'The Chinese fishermen attacked the Korean officers with iron pipes and clubs, the Yonhap news agency quoted the coastguard as saying.

'The 63-tonne Chinese boat capsized after it collided with the 3,000-tonne coastguard ship. Eight Chinese were rescued but one of them fell into a coma and died later in hospital, while two others were missing.'

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There's video of the incident on the BBC. I'm sure some people will still see what they want to…