Vietnam has deployed oil and gas platforms in the South China Sea, operated by Rosneft. Photo: Reuters

South China Sea: Chinese ship leaves Vietnamese zone, but is it only refuelling?

  • Tracking data suggests Haiyang Dizhi 8 left Vanguard Bank, where tensions flared over apparent harassment of Vietnam’s gas and oil exploration
  • But it sailed only as far as a disputed reef controlled by China
Topic |   South China Sea

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Vietnam has deployed oil and gas platforms in the South China Sea, operated by Rosneft. Photo: Reuters
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Anti-China protesters in front of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi. Photo: Reuters

Vietnamese protesters ‘show their anger’ about Beijing’s presence in South China Sea at embassy in Hanoi

  • China’s maritime survey of an offshore block in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone remains a source of tension
  • Protests in the authoritarian and Communist-ruled Southeast Asian country are rare, and police dispersed the short-lived demonstration
Topic |   Vietnam

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Anti-China protesters in front of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi. Photo: Reuters
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