Fishing boats prepare to leave port on Hailing island in south China's Guangdong province on Friday. Photo: Xinhua

Vietnam demands Chinese ship leave disputed waters as end of fishing ban threatens to inflame tensions

  • Vietnam protests against ‘repeated Chinese violations’ from surveyors as fishing fleets head for contested waters around the Paracel Islands and the Scarborough Shoal
  • Presence of survey vessel in oil-rich waters has already triggered a month-long stand-off between the two sides
Topic |   South China Sea

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Fishing boats prepare to leave port on Hailing island in south China's Guangdong province on Friday. Photo: Xinhua
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.