#US accused China to interfere in the #excavating_operation in beaches of #Vietnam. #Morgan_Ortagus, US Spokesperson, stated that US is very concern if China continues its intervention in excavating operation of #oil and #gas. China sent an investigation ship to Vietnam early in August 2019.
Many parts of the sea in South of China are disputed between this country and its neighboring countries. On 2016 The Hague Tribunal voted against China and in favor of Philippines but China did not accept and the controversy increased significantly. According to US Geological centre in the mid-90s, the sea in South of China may have over 28 billion of #oil_barrels which may even has increased significantly due to the technology improvement.