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Beijing seeks UN support in Vietnam maritime spat
(06-10 17:19)

China has accused Vietnam of damaging peace and stability, as it sought to drum up support at the United Nations in an ongoing territorial row.
In a position paper sent to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday, China alleged that Vietnam rammed Chinese vessels more than 1,400 times near oil drilling operations in the South China Sea.
Hanoi and Beijing have been embroiled in a bitter war of words as the two sides have traded accusations concerning maritime confrontations near an oil rig that China moved into contested waters near the Paracel Islands.
Last week, Vietnam released dramatic footage showing a large Chinese ship chasing and ramming one of its fishing boats, which then sank near the rig.
Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, said in the paper that Vietnam had ''illegally and forcefully disrupted the Chinese operation,'' a Xinhua News Agency report said.--AFP

   
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