Recent reports claim there has been a significant stalemate between coastguard vessels from nearby countries near the Spratly Islands. According to Al Jazeera, Vietnam has now instructed China to get an oil exploration ship out of the sea. The ship's presence seems to have caused the rift when countries like Vietnam sent their own ships to assess the situation.
Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Thi Thu Hang said, "In recent days, the Chinese survey vessel Haiyang Dizhi has 8 and its escorts have been conducting activities in the southern Baltic Sea region that violated Viet Nam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf. 19659003] "This area is located entirely in Vietnamese waters." Were "illegal activities" that must be stopped.
Local reports indicate that six "heavily armed" Coast Guard vessels from Vietnam and China have been looking at each other since the beginning of July
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China's exploration activities have led to tensions with Vietnam, as this is a serious problem between countries.
Tensions s over the water has been cooking in recent months, and there were always disputes between the USA and China.
Fears of an open conflict over the South China Sea have also been loud and loud, but Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Taiwan and the Philippines also believe that it belongs to them.
The US, which refuses to recognize Chinese sovereignty, has sent warships on regular patrols through the region's tests before voicing concern.
The latest development comes at a time when China and the US were involved in a trade war.
The spit was put back when the two leaders took part in the G20 summit last month.