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Food Fight

Why the next big battle may not be fought over treasure or territory—but for fish.

GANGHWA, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 10:  In this handout photo provided by the South Korean Defense Ministry, South Korean marines and navy soldiers on a boat conduct a crackdown against China's illegal fishing in neutral waters on June 10, 2016 in Ganghwa island, South Korea. South Korea sent military vessels on Friday to chase away about 10 illegal Chinese fishing boats in neutral water around South Korea's Ganghwa island, based on reports.   (Photo by South Korean Defense Ministry via Getty Images)

Beijing Tells Seoul to Stay Calm and Carry On, After Chinese Fishermen Sink a South Korean Coast Guard Boat

An outraged South Korea threatens to use force unless China restrains its fishermen in the Yellow Sea.


Argentina sinks Chinese fishing boat

This is interesting: The Argentine coast guard tried to stop a Chinese fishing boat that it believed was operating illegally in an area rich with squid.

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