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China, Vietnam Clash Over Oil Rights In South China Sea

June 01 2011


Vietnam's state-owned oil company has accused China of sabotaging its oil exploration vessels in the South China Sea, reports the Financial Times (U.K.).

PetroVietnam officials have claimed that China has harassed Vietnamese vessels with aircraft and cut Vietnamese exploration cables.

On Sunday, PetroVietnam said that Chinese boats three days earlier had deliberately cut an exploration cable, which had been submerged to a depth of 100 feet (30 m) to protect it from other...

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