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FM confirms drilling off Xisha completed
(07-16 13:59)

A drilling operation by the HYSY 981 rig has been completed off a Xisha island in the South China Sea, China's Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday.
Quoting China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and China Oilfield Services Limited, ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the Chinese companies began the drilling operation off Zhongjian Island, one of the Xisha Islands, on May 2. Work was completed on July 15 as scheduled.
CNPC has been exploring the area since 2004.
Hong said the companies will analyze and assess the geological data collected and decide on the next step.
The spokesman also noted the Xisha Islands are inherent territory of China and that the operation was conducted in indisputable inshore waters off Xisha, which completely falls within China's sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction.
"China strongly opposes Vietnam's irrational disruptions and has taken necessary security measures to ensure the operation," Hong added. --Xinhua   
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