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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on Chinese Fishing Boat's Collision with Foreign Freighter


Q: It is reported that a Chinese fishing boat and a foreign cargo ship collided in waters about 70 km to the northwest of China's Diaoyu Dao. Both China and Japan have sent government vessels to search and rescue missing crew members. Can you update us on the latest development?

A: According to China Coast Guard and the Maritime Search and Rescue Center of the Ministry of Transport, this morning, a Chinese fishing boat sank following its collision with a Greek cargo ship in the south of East China Sea. Six Chinese crewmen have been salvaged. Chinese and Japanese government vessels are making all-out efforts to search for other missing members. We hope that maritime authorities of China and Japan will continue with their cooperation in a bid to properly address the emergency.

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