China Vietnam Clash Over Drilling In Disputed Islands

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  • China has asked Vietnam to stop disrupting its oil drilling activities being carried out by the state-run China National Offshore Oil Corporation in South China Sea.
  • China has claimed ownership to the disputed Paracel or Xisha islands arguing that the waters fall within the island’s exclusive economic zone.
  • Vietnam on its part alleged that the Chinese ships provocated them by using water cannons to damage and intimidate their ship and believe that the disputed falls under their own exclusive economic.
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