China reprimands Vietnam over offshore oil exploration

By REUTERS
May 28, 2011 20:10

BEIJING - China criticized Vietnam on Saturday for its offshore exploration of oil and gas in the contested South China Sea after Hanoi complained that three Chinese patrol boats had challenged a Vietnamese ship.

The Vietnamese ship, the Binh Minh 02, detected the Chinese patrol boats approaching on radar at about 5 a.m. on Thursday, the official Vietnam News Agency reported.


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