China court warns against illegal fishing in riposte to South China Sea ruling

August 2, 2016 4:47 AM

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China court warns against illegal fishing in riposte to South China Sea ruling

BEIJING China's Supreme Court said on Tuesday that people caught illegally fishing in Chinese waters could be jailed for up to a year, issuing a judicial interpretation defining those waters as including China's exclusive economic zones.

An arbitration court in The Hague ruled last month that China has no historic title over the waters of the South China Sea and that it has breached the Philippines' sovereign rights with its actions, infuriating Beijing which dismissed the case.

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