Vietnam boat capsized after harassing Chinese ship: Xinhua

BEIJING Tue May 27, 2014 12:07am EDT

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BEIJING (Reuters) - A Vietnamese fishing vessel capsized in disputed waters in the South China Sea on Monday after "harassing and colliding" with a Chinese fishing boat, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.

"Crew aboard the boat were saved after their ship jostled a fishing boat from Dongfang City in southern China's Hainan province and overturned in the waters near China's Xisha Islands," Xinhua said, citing a government source.

China's government has launched solemn representations with Vietnam over the incident, Xinhua said.

A Vietnamese coastguard officer said earlier on Tuesday that a Chinese boat rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing vessel not far from where China has stationed a massive oil rig in the disputed waters.

(Reporting by Michael Martina and Hui Li)

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nkirv wrote:
The U.S. loves to see China at conflict with its neighbors. At some point, after China converts over to a Parliamentary system and is completely capitalist, and it’s not possible to criticize them for being Communist any more (just cutthroat at business), Western readers will suddenly find out that Vietnam is actually Communist with its own corruption problems, so there will be a new boogey man to bother about.

May 26, 2014 12:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
nkirv wrote:
The U.S. loves to see China at conflict with its neighbors. At some point, after China converts over to a Parliamentary system and is completely capitalist, and it’s not possible to criticize them for being Communist any more (just cutthroat at business), Western readers will suddenly find out that Vietnam is actually Communist with its own corruption problems, so there will be a new boogey man to bother about.

May 26, 2014 12:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
nkirv wrote:
The U.S. loves to see China at conflict with its neighbors. At some point, after China converts over to a Parliamentary system and is completely capitalist, and it’s not possible to criticize them for being Communist any more (just cutthroat at business), Western readers will suddenly find out that Vietnam is actually Communist with its own corruption problems, so there will be a new boogey man to bother about.

May 26, 2014 12:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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