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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