Chinese vessels during a previous military exercise near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP

Beijing starts military exercise in disputed South China Sea as tensions with Vietnam rise

  • Three-day training drill near Paracels starts on Tuesday as Hanoi faces pressure at home over Vanguard Bank stand-off
Topic |   South China Sea

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Chinese vessels during a previous military exercise near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
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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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