A Chinese coastguard vessel on patrol near the oil exploration rig in the South China Sea, which has now been moved. Photo: Reuters

Oil rig stops exploration work near disputed Paracel Islands a month early

Exploration ends and vessels leave base near disputed islands that raised tensions with Vietnam, but operations are 'likely to resume'

Topic |   Paracel Islands

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A Chinese coastguard vessel on patrol near the oil exploration rig in the South China Sea, which has now been moved. Photo: Reuters
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Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng joined the Post’s China desk in 2011, focusing on the nation’s foreign affairs. He is now deputy editor of the section.