Wednesday, April 1, 2015   

China to move second rig closer to Vietnam
(06-19 16:09)

China says it is moving a second oil rig closer to the Vietnamese coast in disputed waters amid continuing tensions and confrontations between ships from the countries.
The Maritime Safety Administration said in a notice on its website that it was towing the Nan Hai Jiu Hao drilling platform to the south east. It said the 600-meter-long rig would be in place on Friday and asked vessels in the area to give it a wide berth.
The shifting of the rig comes as officials from the sides said they made no progress in talks about the deployment of another Chinese rig.
China has blamed Vietnam for interfering with the first rig's operations and causing friction in their relations.--AP   
Other China breaking news:
Authorities crackdown on 'illegal' golf courses (03-31 14:04)
Beijing to limit motorists to fight smog (03-31 14:03)
Air force conducts maiden offshore drill (03-31 12:41)
571 nationals heading home from Yemen (03-31 12:32)
Tokyo shies away from China-led development bank (03-31 12:29)
Zhang seeks closer legislative ties with Australia (03-31 10:18)
Yuan weakens (03-31 10:14)
Cairo may join China-based infrastructure bank (03-31 09:48)
Solar-powered plane lands in Chongqing (03-31 09:19)
Bearded Xinjiang man’s jail term condemned (03-30 17:08)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.