WASHINGTON May 16 China's decision to place an
oil rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea is a
provocative act and raises tensions in the region, the White
House said on Friday.
"We consider that act provocative and we consider it one
that undermines the goal that we share, which is peaceful
resolution of these disputes and general stability in the
region," White House spokesman Jay Carney said at his regularly
"We're very concerned about dangerous conduct and
intimidation by government-controlled assets operating in this
area," Carney said.
(Reporting by Mark Felsenthal; Editing by James Dalgleish)