A Vietnamese coastguard ship crew member looks at Chinese coastguard vessels in the South China Sea. China is conducting military drills in the disputed sea. File photo: ReutersA Vietnamese coastguard ship crew member looks at Chinese coastguard vessels in the South China Sea. China is conducting military drills in the disputed sea. File photo: Reuters
A Vietnamese coastguard ship crew member looks at Chinese coastguard vessels in the South China Sea. China is conducting military drills in the disputed sea. File photo: Reuters

Vietnam, Philippines criticise Chinese military drills in South China Sea

  • The Philippines said China’s exercises near the Paracel Islands were ‘highly provocative’ while Vietnam said they violate its sovereignty
  • Hanoi and Manila warned of growing insecurity in Southeast Asia at an Asean summit last week, amid concerns that China is advancing its territorial claims

Topic |   South China Sea
A Vietnamese coastguard ship crew member looks at Chinese coastguard vessels in the South China Sea. China is conducting military drills in the disputed sea. File photo: ReutersA Vietnamese coastguard ship crew member looks at Chinese coastguard vessels in the South China Sea. China is conducting military drills in the disputed sea. File photo: Reuters
A Vietnamese coastguard ship crew member looks at Chinese coastguard vessels in the South China Sea. China is conducting military drills in the disputed sea. File photo: Reuters
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