China withdraws oil rig from waters disputed with Vietnam, but warns it could return

By Simon Denyer, July 16, 2014

BEIJING — China said it was towing away a giant oil rig from waters disputed with Vietnam on Wednesday, ahead of the onset of the typhoon season and after finding signs of oil and gas, but insisted it stood firm on maritime claims that have sparked a bitter dispute between the neighboring countries — and warned it could be back.

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