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On High Seas, Vietnam and
China Play Tense Game

Associated Press, by Hau Dinh

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 5/17/2014 4:29:00 AM

ABOARD VIETNAMESE COAST GUARD SHIP 4033 -- Each day the Vietnamese ships tried to get close to the rig. And each day they were driven back by the much larger Chinese ships. But before they sped away, laboring engines spewing black smoke, the Vietnamese delivered a message: "Attention! Attention! We are warning you about your provocative act," blasted out a recording from a loudspeaker in Vietnamese, Chinese and English. "We demand you respect Vietnam´s sovereignty. Please immediately halt your activities and leave Vietnamese waters." Occasionally colliding with or firing water cannons at each other, Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been shadow boxing

      


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On High Seas, Vietnam and
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Associated Press, by Hau Dinh    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/17/2014 4:29:00 AM     Post Reply
ABOARD VIETNAMESE COAST GUARD SHIP 4033 -- Each day the Vietnamese ships tried to get close to the rig. And each day they were driven back by the much larger Chinese ships. But before they sped away, laboring engines spewing black smoke, the Vietnamese delivered a message: "Attention! Attention! We are warning you about your provocative act," blasted out a recording from a loudspeaker in Vietnamese, Chinese and English. "We demand you respect Vietnam´s sovereignty. Please immediately halt your activities and leave Vietnamese waters." Occasionally colliding with or firing water cannons at each other, Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been shadow boxing

   

 

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