Vietnamese foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang. Photo: Reuters

Vietnam renews demand for ‘immediate withdrawal’ of Chinese ship in disputed South China Sea

  • Hanoi says it has sent several messages to Beijing that a Chinese survey ship vacate the waters located in its exclusive economic zone
  • ‘Vietnam resolutely and persistently protects our sovereign rights … by peaceful means on the basis of international laws,’ a foreign ministry spokesperson said
Topic |   South China Sea

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Vietnamese foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang. Photo: Reuters
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Chinese survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8 and its escorts entered the area on July 3 to carry out seismic research. Photo: China Geological Survey

Vietnam calls for Chinese vessels to leave Vanguard Bank in South China Sea

  • It comes amid stand-off at reef in disputed Spratly Islands that began when survey vessel entered area with coastguard ships to conduct seismic research
  • Analysts say it’s unlikely the incident will escalate into a conflict or hurt relations
Topic |   Vietnam

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Chinese survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8 and its escorts entered the area on July 3 to carry out seismic research. Photo: China Geological Survey
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