China: South China Sea Tensions and Other News

June 29th, 2012
in econ_news

Econintersect:  A spat between China and Vietnam over energy rights in the South China Sea intensified as Vietnam's biggest company called on China to scrap its plans to china-warshipdevelop areas near the Vietnamese shore. Vietnam has specific protests China's plan to invite foreign oil bids in a disputed area in the South China Sea, adding to tensions in the region.  According to the BBC, China's CNOOC oil company (NYSE:CEO) announced that nine offshore blocks were open to foreign bids this year.  Vietnam maintains the oil fields are deep within their exclusive economic zone.  This is a continuation of ongoing marine territorial disputes in the South China Sea.  GEI News has reported previously on disputes between China and the Philippines Pictured is a Chinese Nayv ship.

Follow up:

Other countries have been making efforts to smooth maritime claim conflicts in the South China Sea.  The latest is the U.S. which said this week it saw progress in talks between China and Southeast Asia countries to establish a code of conduct for the disputed sea area.

The map below clearly demonstrates that China’s territorial claims significantly overlap the 200 mile limits of other countries bordering on the South China Sea.


John Lounsbury




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1 comment

  1. Bui cuong says :

    All the friends in the world must understand that China is invading seas of other countries and firstly she is picking a quarrel with other her small neighbours such as Vietnam. China is invading the East Sea of Vietnam. I highly request the author not to use China South Sea, he must use the phrase "East Sea" for the true understanding. Thanks and best regards.



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