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VIETNAM SAYS CHINESE SHIPS ESCALATING TENSION IN SOUTH CHINA SEA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019 - 8 HOURS AGO NO COMMENTS 353 VIEWS

https://macaudailytimes.com.mo/vietnam-says-chinese-ships-escalating-tension-in-south-china-sea.html

Vietnam accused a Chinese oil-surveying vessel and coast guard escorts of territorial violations by widening their activities after entering the country’s exclusive economic zone and operating within offshore blocks for three months.

As of Friday, the ship called the Haiyang Dizhi 8 has made several passes through the foreign-owned blocks off the coast of central Vietnam after departing from the Chinese-controlled Fiery Cross Reef on Sept. 28, according to Marine Traffic satellite tracking data.

At least two Chinese Coast Guard ships further south meanwhile have in recent days maneuvered around a Singaporean-flagged support vessel in an oil block operated by Russia’s state-owned Rosneft Oil Co PJSC, the data shows.

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Tensions between China and Vietnam have been on the rise since July, when the Chinese state-owned surveyor first began studying the seabed of the southern block in the disputed South China Sea operated by Rosneft.

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