China to send more coast guard ships to patrol Taiwan-controlled islands off the Chinese coast


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Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has complained in recent years about Chinese fishing boats and other vessels operating in Taiwan-controlled waters, especially around the Kinmen and Matsu islands which sit a short distance from China’s coast. Taiwan on Thursday defended the actions of its coast guard after two people on a Chinese speedboat, which got too close to a frontline Taiwanese island, died when their boat overturned while trying to flee a coast guard ship. Two others survived. Beijing : China’s coast guard said on Sunday it will strengthen its law enforcement activities and carry out regular...