Taiwan Taking Firmer Stance on Chinese Sand Dredgers

Taiwan is taking a harder stance on Beijing’s sand dredgers after its parliament passed proposed legislation on Oct. 29 imposing heavier penalties for unauthorized sand mining in Taiwanese waters.

According to China Times, offenders could be sentenced in prison from one to seven years and facing fines of up to $3 million.

The draft legislation also addresses the storage and handling of confiscated vessels or equipment.