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Samantha Hawley: On the frontline in the South China Sea

South-East Asia correspondent Samantha Hawley spent nearly a week travelling to a giant Chinese oil rig deployed between the Vietnamese coast and the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea. Travelling onboard Vietnamese coastguard ships, Hawley came within eight nautical miles of the Chinese rig, operated by China Oilfield Services Limited, which is located about 30 kilometres south of the Paracel Islands. With a first-hand view of tensions between the two countries playing out on the high seas, the journey was certainly no cruise. Read her account of the trip. ------------------------------------- Please go to the link below for the trip's diary of Samatha Hawley Kind regards,

Minh Vu
6 years ago