Paracel

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A sinking Vietnamese boat that was allegedly rammed by Chinese vessels near disputed Paracel Islands, near a marine guard ship, at Ly Son island, Quang Ngai province, on May 29th. The incident occurred on May 26th, when 40 Chinese fishing boats surrounded a group of Vietnamese vessels that were operating near the Paracel islands. Photograph: Bich Tram/EPA

A largely unpopulated archipelago administered by China but claimed by Vietnam, the Paracel Islands have become the flashpoint in an increasingly agg(...)

At an anti-China protest in front of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi yesterday, Thao Theresa (centre) holds a placard that reads: “Down with Xi Jinping’s gang”.  Photograph: Reuters

Tensions between China and Vietnam over a territorial dispute remained high yesterday as officials from the two Asian neighbours traded strong stateme(...)

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