Keeping an eye on Communist, Totalitarian China, and its influence both globally, and we as Canadians. I have come to the opinion that we are rarely privy to truth regarding the real goal, the agenda of Red China, and it's implications for Canada [and North America as a whole]. No more can we rely on our media as more and more information on China is actively being swept under the carpet - not for consumption.
The $1 billion oil-extraction structure, which led to a diplomatic standoff between the two countries in 2014, was moved by Beijing to the Gulf of Tonkin in the South China Sea, despite Vietnamese claims that the countries still needed to "execute delineation discussions."
In a statement, Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh said: "Vietnam resolutely opposes and demands that China cancel its plan to drill and calls on China to immediately remove the Hai Duong 981 oil rig out of this area."
In the statement, Binh also said that China must take "no further unilateral actions that further complicate the situation, and make practical contributions to peace and stability."
The incident comes two years after China parked the oil rig for 10 weeks in waters Vietnam claimed were its exclusive economic zone, which severely strained tensions between the two countries that had previously been allies.
Since the incident two years ago, Vietnam has worked to normalize relations with Washington, further complicating China’s diplomatic reputation throughout the South China Sea region.