Skip to comments.REPORT: Chinese Ship Sinks Vietnamese Fishing Boat
Posted on 05/26/2014 7:23:44 PM PDT by blam
May 26, 2014, 9:11 PM
Protesters hold anti-China placards while marching in an anti-China protest on a street in Hanoi May 11, 2014. Hundreds rallied on Sunday in Vietnam's biggest cities to denounce China's setting up of a giant oil rig in the South China Sea, a rare protest likely to prolong a tense standoff between the two communist neighbours.
Territorial tensions in Asia continue to rise.
The latest: A Chinese ship has reportedly sunk a Vietnamese boat, reports the Nikkei.
A Chinese vessel rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat off the coast of Vietnam on Monday afternoon, the first sinking of a ship in the conflict over disputed waters in the South China Sea.
The state-run Tuoi Tre newspaper reported the incident online. Chinese and Vietnamese ships have clashed repeatedly since Beijing pushed ahead with the installation of an oil rig early this month in waters claimed by Hanoi.
The recent tensions have ignited major anti-China protests in Vietnam.
Protests in Vietnam started peacefully in response to China's decision to put an oil rig in disputed territory. Since then they have turned deadly.
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Happens when there is a power void.
China vs. Vietnam.
I think China will win.
This is to be expected since the United States is in decline.
China puts up an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The US President does nothing. China puts up an oil rig in the South China Sea east of DaNang. Vietnam prepares for war.
Quick. Send John Fng Kerry. He’s an expert on Viet Nam.
It sure isn’t looking good.
Power void is right.
Why can’t these liberal imbeciles understand that?
Exactly. The “utopia “ crowd will ignore this as it, again, proves why America need to have a strong presence in the world. It helps world peace ultimately.
Don’t be so sure. In their last go around, Charlie held his own. They are ancient enemies.
You're correct...'79 wasn't it?
I worry this time.
Opportunity knocks. The risk is on China and America can gain a new ally in Vietnam.
50 years ago we were worried that southeast Asia would go commie. Now, maybe we need the Vietnamese to come here and keep US from going commie.
The last time China had it’s butt kicked by Vietnam
Wait, what, did people die? And why is that guy’s sign in English? I can only suppose it is a message to the anglosphere.
What does he want from us? We lead from behind now. When we are not golfing.
My goodness. I thought the communists all worked together. Why, they’re acting like a bunch of money grubbing fascists, instead. All these communist leaders seem to worry about is money and how rich they can get. It’s enough to make American college professors and students cry.
does anyone care what happens to the communists on either side? I sure as hell don’t.
Dunno. The PRC lost last time.
Maybe they have learned some stuff since then?
The Chinese took the Johnson South Reef of the Spratly Islands from the Vietnamese in 1988.
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