Vietnam accuses China of attacking fishermen, AsiaOne Asia News

September 10, 2014 10:10 AM

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HANOI - Hanoi has accused Chinese sailors of attacking a group of Vietnamese fishermen near a disputed island chain, the latest in a string of maritime spats between the communist neighbours.

Vietnam's Foreign Ministry said the vessels were fishing in waters around the Paracel Islands -- claimed by Vietnam but controlled by China -- when they were attacked.

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