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China takes its dispute with Vietnam over its drilling rig in contested waters to the UN
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, June 9, 2014 5:49 PM EDT
China has taken its dispute with Vietnam over deploying a drilling rig in contested waters to the United Nations.
China sent the rig into disputed waters off the Paracel islands, which Vietnam also claims on May 1, provoking a confrontation, complaints from Hanoi, and street protests that turned into bloody anti-Chinese riots. Hundreds of factories were damaged and at least two Chinese workers were killed and 140 injured.
The position paper accuses Vietnam of illegally disrupting the Chinese drilling operation and infringing on China's sovereignty.