[BBC 10/06/2011] China Accuses Vietnam in South China Sea Row

“While China is calling on other claimants to stop exploiting resources in the areas that they have the rights based on international law, China itself has explored and planned deepwater drilling in the Qiongdongnan basin which can be a contested area by virtual of the contested Paracels’ EEZ.”

Article: China Accuses Vietnam in South China Sea Row

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China’s ambassador to the Philippines, Liu Jianchao, has insisted China’s intentions were peaceful and said that China was not looking for oil in the disputed waters and, therefore, no other country should.

We’re calling on other parties to stop searching for the possibility of exploiting resources in these areas where China has its claims,” he told reporters.

See here for how the government of China defines disputed waters on the Southeast Asia Sea.

While China is calling on other claimants to stop exploiting resources in the areas that they have the rights based on international law, China itself has explored and planned deepwater drilling in the Qiongdongnan basin which can be a contested area by virtual of the contested Paracels’ EEZ.

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