Friday, 12 December 2008

China considers sending navy to disperse pirates

Big News
Friday 12th December, 2008

The Chinese navy may be sent to the Gulf of Aden to carry out an offensive against Somali pirates.

China is currently deciding whether to send its navy to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia, after two of its vessels were captured last month.

Chinese national defence experts have been discussing the possibility with foreign affairs diplomats following the most recent seizure of a Hong Kong-flag ship with a 25-member crew.

The China Daily has reported the diplomats feel the government should use caution and only go to the Gulf of Aden region within U.N. rules.

The United Nations has adopted three resolutions since July asking the international community to respond to the piracy problem off Somalia.

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