Employees of a joint Vietnam-Japan deepwater drilling platform in the South China Sea off the coast of Vung Tau, Vietnam. Photo: Reuters Employees of a joint Vietnam-Japan deepwater drilling platform in the South China Sea off the coast of Vung Tau, Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
Employees of a joint Vietnam-Japan deepwater drilling platform in the South China Sea off the coast of Vung Tau, Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
South China Sea

Vietnam pins hopes on Japan to face down Beijing in South China Sea oil hunt

  • Hanoi is proceeding with joint drilling ventures with Japanese firms in the disputed waterway despite the failure of similar projects with other countries
  • But analysts say China is likely to test Vietnam through maritime provocations if the energy ventures go ahead

Topic |   South China Sea
Employees of a joint Vietnam-Japan deepwater drilling platform in the South China Sea off the coast of Vung Tau, Vietnam. Photo: Reuters Employees of a joint Vietnam-Japan deepwater drilling platform in the South China Sea off the coast of Vung Tau, Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
Employees of a joint Vietnam-Japan deepwater drilling platform in the South China Sea off the coast of Vung Tau, Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
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