- Vietnam has invited a Japanese naval vessel to visit his basic strategic Cam Ranh Bay to the South China Sea. The arrival of the ship is the first joint naval exercise of these countries ever and will be viewed by China with suspicion.
Beijing claims the ownership of a large part of the sea and islands and some groups arguing that all times on other countries that water boundaries such as Vietnam, Japan and the Philippines.
The US is also stirring in the conflict. Last week transport to the chagrin of China a US navy vessel with anti-missile systems on board by the sea. The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday that this maneuver mutual trust between the superpowers has done no good.