Beijing, China -
Tensions have flared up again with North Korea after reports that a Chinese fishing vessel was boarded by North Koreans and detained that boat and crew demanding a ransom be paid.
The boat is owned by Yu Xuejun and it had 16 crew members on board during the incident in which the boat was in international waters when it was stormed by the North Korean maritime police agency.
Xuejun wrote on the Tencent Weibo website that North Korea is demanding 600,000 yuan ($100,000) by Sunday.
North Korea has reportedly claimed the boat was within its territorial waters.