BEIJING May 27 Vietnam is taking "dangerous
actions" at sea, China said on Tuesday, after the two countries
traded accusations over the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat
in disputed waters in the South China Sea.
China also urged Vietnam to immediately stop all disruptive
and damaging activities at sea.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang made the remarks at a
The fishing boat sank not far from a Chinese oil rig, which
has set off a territorial row between the two countries. Each
side has blamed the other over the sinking.
Vietnam has said the rig is in its 200-nautical mile
exclusive economic zone and on its continental shelf. China -
which claims almost the entire South China Sea - says the rig is
operating within its waters.
(Reporting By Sui-Lee Wee, Writing by Megha Rajagopalan)