The Haiyang Dizhi 8 at sea. Photo: WeiboThe Haiyang Dizhi 8 at sea. Photo: Weibo
The Haiyang Dizhi 8 at sea. Photo: Weibo

Chinese oil survey ship returns to disputed waters off Vietnam amid coronavirus pandemic

  • Vietnamese ships spent months last year shadowing the Haiyang Dizhi 8 as it surveyed the resource-rich waters within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone
  • Its return follows charges laid by the US that China is ‘exploiting the distraction’ and vulnerability caused by the pandemic
Topic |   South China Sea
The Haiyang Dizhi 8 at sea. Photo: WeiboThe Haiyang Dizhi 8 at sea. Photo: Weibo
The Haiyang Dizhi 8 at sea. Photo: Weibo
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