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China claims unite 2 nations

Vietnam, Philippines say oil rig in disputed waters crosses line

Posted: May 22, 2014 at 5:44 a.m.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (left) meets Wednesday with Philippine President Benigno Aquino at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila.

Vietnam and the Philippines will jointly oppose "illegal" Chinese actions in the South China Sea, Vietnam's prime minister said Wednesday in a rare show of public solidarity between two Southeast Asian nations wrestling with Beijing's determination to assert its sovereignty claims in the disputed waters.

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