The presence of a Chinese survey ship in South China Sea territory claimed by Vietnam has led to a stand-off between the countries’ coastguard vessels. Photo: China Geological SurveyThe presence of a Chinese survey ship in South China Sea territory claimed by Vietnam has led to a stand-off between the countries’ coastguard vessels. Photo: China Geological Survey
The presence of a Chinese survey ship in South China Sea territory claimed by Vietnam has led to a stand-off between the countries’ coastguard vessels. Photo: China Geological Survey

China and Vietnam in stand-off over Chinese survey ship mission to disputed reef in South China Sea

  • Coastguard vessels eye each other across Vanguard Bank
  • Haiyang Dizhi entered waters near reef to carry out seismic survey operation

Topic |   South China Sea
The presence of a Chinese survey ship in South China Sea territory claimed by Vietnam has led to a stand-off between the countries’ coastguard vessels. Photo: China Geological SurveyThe presence of a Chinese survey ship in South China Sea territory claimed by Vietnam has led to a stand-off between the countries’ coastguard vessels. Photo: China Geological Survey
The presence of a Chinese survey ship in South China Sea territory claimed by Vietnam has led to a stand-off between the countries’ coastguard vessels. Photo: China Geological Survey
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