lørdag 23. januar 2016

South China Sea: Vietnam says China moved oil rig into contested waters

Vietnam has pressed China to withdraw an oil rig from disputed waters in the South China Sea, potentially leading to a re-run of a 2014 standoff between the two neighbors. The country's foreign ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh said Tuesday that China had moved its Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil rig to an area outside the Gulf of Tonkin on January 16. "Vietnam requests China not to conduct drilling activities and to withdraw the HYSY 981 oil rig from this area," a statement from Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Read more