Beijing and Hong Kong authorities warn against travel to Vietnam after protesters, angry over oil drilling in disputed waters, run amok
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 May, 2014, 12:23pm
Denise Tsang and Agencies in Hanoi
The Hong Kong government issued an amber travel warning for Vietnam after protesters there vandalised hundreds of foreign-owned factories and torched at least 15 of them.
The riots followed a large protest by workers on Tuesday against China’s recent placement of an oil rig in disputed waters around the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Continue reading “Hong Kong issues Vietnam travel warning after mobs torch Chinese factories”
Foreign minister hits back after John Kerry calls Chinese actions in South China Sea ‘provocative’
PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 May, 2014, 5:09pm
Teddy Ng and Agencies in Hanoi and Washington
Several thousand Vietnamese workers protested at Chinese-owned factories yesterday, vandalising some of them, as anger flared at Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in the Paracel Islands. Photo: SCMP Pictures
China and the United States exchanged heated words yesterday over the recent tensions between Beijing and its neighbours about disputed territory in the South China Sea. Continue reading “War of words erupts as John Kerry calls Beijing ‘provocative’ in South China Sea disputes”
Beijing accuses Vietnamese vessels of ramming Chinese ships, and tells Washington to mind its own business as tensions rise in South China Sea
Teddy Ng in Beijing
China has demanded that Vietnam withdraw its ships from a part of the disputed South China Sea where a Chinese firm is establishing an oil rig, and accused Vietnamese vessels of ramming Chinese ships in the area.
After the latest confrontation between vessels from the two countries, a senior Foreign Ministry official in Beijing said China was “shocked” at the “provocations of Vietnam” and vowed the drilling in the disputed Paracel Islands would continue. Continue reading “China warns Vietnam to leave South China Sea drilling area – Situation is Escalating Rapidly”
Beijing hits out after Philippines seizes fishing vessel and collision with Vietnamese boats
Just Added from the diplomat.com – A low-quality version of that video has been posted on Youtube. It appears to have been taped by one of the media outlets that attended the press conference. English language subtitles of Thu’s remarks also appear on the video:
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 May, 2014, 4:42pm
Teddy Ng in Beijing and Agencies in Hanoi and Manila
Tensions in the South China Sea flared up yesterday as China exchanged harsh rhetoric with the Philippines and Vietnam after confrontations in the waters. Continue reading “Ships collide as Vietnam tries to stop China oil rig deployment in disputed waters”
PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 06 May, 2014, 10:47am
Agence France-Presse in Beijing
Vietnam reacted furiously to a decision by Beijing to move a deep-water drilling rig into disputed waters for the first time. Photo: Xinhua
China should give Vietnam a “lesson it deserves to get” if Hanoi ratchets up tension in the South China Sea, an aggressive editorial in state-run media said on Tuesday.
The editorial in the Global Times newspaper comes after Vietnam reacted furiously to a decision by Beijing to move a deep-water drilling rig into disputed waters for the first time. Continue reading “Chinese media threatens Vietnam with a ‘lesson it deserves’ over oil rig row”