Vietnam criticises China over vessels in disputed waters | 2019-07-21

Vietnam criticises China over vessels in disputed waters

21 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

HANOI: Vietnam has accused China of trespassing and demanded a Chinese survey ship in the South China Sea withdraw in the latest flashpoint over the disputed territory, reports AFP.

The two countries have long been locked in a maritime disagreement over the resource-rich waters, with the Chinese claiming nearly all of it.

But the international community has largely sided with the other claimants—Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Brunei—citing the importance of freedom of navigation.


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