Detained Chinese fishermen in DPRK released

Updated: 2013-05-21 10:57


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PYONGYANG - A Chinese private fishing boat seized by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) side was released early Tuesday, a Chinese consular officer to the DPRK told Xinhua.

Yu Xuejun, shipowner of the "Liaoning Generic Fishing No 25222" from Dalian city in Northeast China's Liaoning province, "has told us all the fishermen with the boat are safe on their way back," the consular officer told Xinhua, adding that the DPRK side has not yet confirmed the release to the embassy.

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