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China-Vietnam Ship Ramming Incident Raises US Concern

May 7, 2014

Jen Psaki (courtesy U.S. Department of State)

Jen Psaki (courtesy U.S. Department of State)

The United States is concerned about dangerous conduct and intimidation in the South China Sea after reports of a Chinese vessel ramming Vietnamese ships, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki also said China's deployment of an oil rig in a disputed part of the South China Sea was "provocative and unhelpful" to security in the region.

(Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Susan Heavey)

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