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Chinese Social Media Uproar Over Allegations of Chinese Illegal Fishing

A massive social media uproar is underway in China over allegations made by leading online (Chinese) influencers and the Beijing-based, European-funded China Dialogue environmental news website that have brought attention to the issue of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) Chinese fishing around the world.

This latest burst of online outrage, which appears to be coaxed in part by the People’s Liberation Army news and communication studio known as Jun Zhengping (均正平), is channeling resentment among many in China who feel there’s a “double standard” that permits Americans to eat fish but “doesn’t let Chinese eat seafood.”

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