I guess the Chinese government would prefer that Korean Coast Guard personnel was killed by this idiot attacking him instead:
Diplomatic tension is expected to rise between Seoul and Beijing following a clash in Korean waters Tuesday that left one Chinese fisherman dead after he was shot in the chest with a rubber bullet by a Korean Coast Guard officer on an illegal fishing raid.
According to the Coast Guard yesterday, at around 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, around 30 Chinese fishing vessels were spotted on the Korean side of the Exclusive Economic Zone in the Yellow Sea about 90 kilometers (56 miles) northwest of Hong Island in Sinan County, South Jeolla.
After confirming the illegal crossing, the Coast Guard in nearby Mokpo dispatched a patrol ship. As the Korean boat approached the vessels, Chinese fishermen reportedly fought off the raid with lances, hacksaws and knives.
Threatened, a Coast Guard officer fired five rounds of rubber bullets. The final round hit a 44-year-old Chinese fisherman surnamed Jang on the left side of his chest.
Based on a five-minute video of the incident, the Coast Guard confirmed yesterday that Jang was swinging a saw when he was shot. The video was taken by a Coast Guard officer on the patrol ship. [Joong Ang Ilbo]
For those new to this issue, Chinese fishermen routinely violate Korean territorial waters and attack Korean Coast Guard personnel. There has been multiple incidents of Korean Coast Guard personnel murdered by these fishermen who are essentially become modern day Yellow Sea pirates. Despite the Korean complaints the Chinese government does nothing and is complicit in the illegal activity.
In other Korean Coast Guard news, three Coast Guard personnel were also killed recently during the rescue of a Malaysian ship off of Cheju.