China’s Oil Rig Diplomacy

By Andrew Reynolds, 15 June 2014 China’s current oil rig crisis with Vietnam is not in essence a sovereignty dispute – it is all about China asserting power China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC’s) May 2 towing of oil rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 into the South China Sea (SCS), 120 nautical miles off the Vietnam coast and ostensibly within Vietnam’s 200nm continental shelf Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), … Continue reading China’s Oil Rig Diplomacy