Asia-Pacific dispute should not go unnoticed

If Canada is intent on establishing a presence in the region, it should aspire to do more than ship oil to Asian markets.

US Navy photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly
Communicating with a guided-missile destroyer in the South China Sea in October 2013.
Khanh Vu Duc, Duvien Tran
Published: Tuesday, 06/24/2014 12:52 am EDT
Last Updated: Friday, 08/29/2014 8:29 am EDT

Any hope that the oil rig dispute between Vietnam and China will ease has suffered a setback in the form of a second Chinese oil rig. The second oil rig is unlikely to incite the same rebuke from the Vietnamese government, as was the case with the first oil rig, given the second rig’s predicted placement in uncontested, Chinese waters. This, however, is of little consolation to Vietnamese citizens, who regard this latest act as provocation.

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