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Indonesia Guards Its Front Door

Jul 28, 2016 | 09:30 GMT
The Indonesian government blows up a foreign fishing vessel in its waters earlier this year.
The Indonesian government blows up a foreign fishing vessel in its waters earlier this year. Indonesian authorities have confronted at least three Chinese fishing boats in 2016 near the country's remote and resource-rich Natuna Islands.
(SEI RATIFA/AFP/Getty Images)

At least three times this year, Indonesian authorities have confronted Chinese fishing vessels in the waters near the remote Natuna Islands, an area whose 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) overlaps China's expansive nine-dash line. Each time, Jakarta has made a point of widely publicizing the incursions despite Beijing's objections. In...

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