China asks North Korea to free seized boat – BBC News

China says it has called on North Korea to secure the release of a fishing boat and its crew seized earlier this month.

Owner Yu Xuejun said the vessel had been in Chinese waters when the 16-man crew were seized on 5 May.

Mr Yu said the North Korean captors were demanding a 600,000 yuan ($100,000, £66,000) ransom.

via BBC News – China asks North Korea to free seized boat.

 

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