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China finds sizable natural gas field in South China Sea

BEIJING — State media says China has found more than 100 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the politically volatile South China Sea. The natural gas was discovered at the Lingshui 17-2 gas field, 150 kilometers south of China’s southernmost island of Hainan. The Xinhua News Agency said the Ministry of Land and Resources has approved it as a ...

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China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

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Ian Mader | Associated Press BEIJING — The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday. The discovery by China National Offshore Oil Corp. was made about a month after its rig withdrew ...

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China says moving 2nd oil rig closer to Vietnam

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday it is moving a second oil rig closer to Vietnam’s coast, showing its determination to press its territorial claims and continue searching for resources in disputed waters despite a tense confrontation with Vietnam over another oil rig to the south. The 600-meter (1,970-foot) -long rig is being towed southeast of its current position south ...

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Beijing sends ships to Vietnam to evacuate its citizens after days of anti-China rioting

By Stuart Leavenworth | McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIJING — China has evacuated more than 3,000 of its citizens from Vietnam because of anti-China rioting there and is sending five ships to evacuate more, state-run Xinhua news service reported Sunday. It was not immediately clear if Vietnam would allow the Chinese rescue ships to dock, given continuing skirmishes between the two countries ...

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