Beijing has deployed a new oil rig in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Photo: Weibo

Beijing deploys new deepwater drilling rig in South China Sea

  • ‘Ocean Oil 982’ is expected to search for crude oil at depths of up to 5,000 metres as nation seeks to reduce its dependence on foreign suppliers
  • But accessing troubled waterway’s wealth of reserves will not be easy, expert says
Topic |   South China Sea

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Beijing has deployed a new oil rig in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Photo: Weibo
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