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China, Vietnam Trade Accusations Over Fishing Incident

Vietnam has accused Chinese authorities of detaining and beating several Vietnamese fishermen last month off disputed islands in the South China Sea. Hanoi's foreign ministry said the fishermen were approached by Chinese sailors on speedboats near the Paracel Islands on August 15. It said the sailors vandalized the boats, took away fishing equipment, and beat some of the fishermen. China's foreign ministry on Wednesday rejected those claims as "absolutely false." It...

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