BEIJING, June 20 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday there is no need to over interpret the recent deployment of four oil rigs in the South China Sea.
The four oil rigs are in the waters off Guangdong and Hainan provinces, said spokeswoman Hua Chunying at a daily news briefing when asked whether the four rigs will be positioned into disputed waters.
The coordinates of the rigs can be found on the website of China's Maritime Safety Administration, said Hua. "There is no need to make a fuss about normal activities."
China's Maritime Safety Administration issued announcements this week about the drilling operations of oil rigs Nanhai 2, 4, 5 and 9.
BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi's visit to Vietnam shows China's sincerity in tackling the maritime issue, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday.
"The visit shows the great importance China attaches to its ties with Vietnam and the country's sincerity in addressing the current maritime issue through communication," Hua Chunying said at a daily press briefing. Full Story
China, Vietnam should ward off interferences, strengthen cooperation: Chinese State Councilor
HANOI, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi met here with Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam on Wednesday.
During their meeting, Yang said China and Vietnam are two neighboring countries with lots of common interests. Both of them are in the key stage of reform and development. Full Story
China, Vietnam agree to properly handle sensitive bilateral issues
HANOI, June 18 (Xinhua) -- China and Vietnam on Wednesday agreed to properly handle the sensitive issues in bilateral ties to avoid hurting the overall relationship between the two countries.
The Chinese government and the Communist Party of China always attach great importance to China-Vietnam relations from a strategic long-term perspective, and are willing to work with the Vietnamese government and party to jointly promote a healthy and stable comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, visiting Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said while meeting Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. Full story