hanoi - Vietnam accuses China of attacking and sinking Vietnamese fishing boats in the South China Sea. The attacks took place near the Paracile Islands, an archipelago in the sea.
The accused of the Vietnamese Fisheries Association did not talk about killing and injuring. It is the second incident in the South China Sea.
The sea is rich in fish, petroleum and natural gas and therefore of enormous economic significance. In addition to China and Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines include the preserved water. There are ongoing reports of casualties that sometimes involve victims.
The possession of the Paracile Islands, a collection of islands and sandbanks, has been fiercely controversial. The relationship between China and Vietnam is under severe pressure.