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April 6, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
China accused Vietnam on Tuesday of preparing for war in the disputed Spratly Islands, warning that Hanoi must stop immediately what it termed the "invasion and occupation" of the islands. Since mid-March, when naval forces of the two countries clashed near the South China Sea islands, "the Vietnamese side has continued to seize and occupy Chinese islands and atolls under the pretext of undertaking rescue operations," the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
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April 7, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Chinese Foreign Minister Wu Xueqian on Wednesday vigorously defended his government's increasing international weapons sales, including the recent sale of intermediate-range ballistic missiles to Saudi Arabia.
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March 15, 1988
Chinese and Vietnamese ships exchanged fire near disputed islands in the South China Sea, and each side accused the other of firing first, news reports said. The exchange took place near the Spratly Islands, a group of islets and reefs claimed by Vietnam, China and the Philippines. The incident prompted protests from both Hanoi and Beijing.
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April 6, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
China accused Vietnam on Tuesday of preparing for war in the disputed Spratly Islands, warning that Hanoi must stop immediately what it termed the "invasion and occupation" of the islands. Since mid-March, when naval forces of the two countries clashed near the South China Sea islands, "the Vietnamese side has continued to seize and occupy Chinese islands and atolls under the pretext of undertaking rescue operations," the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
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April 7, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Chinese Foreign Minister Wu Xueqian on Wednesday vigorously defended his government's increasing international weapons sales, including the recent sale of intermediate-range ballistic missiles to Saudi Arabia.
NEWS
March 17, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
A clash between Chinese and Vietnamese forces over disputed islands in the South China Sea has caused Chinese casualties and left Vietnamese ships still burning two days after the incident, according to statements by the two governments Wednesday. The Voice of Vietnam radio, monitored in Bangkok, Thailand, charged that Chinese warships were blocking efforts to rescue the crew on three burning freighters.
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March 18, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Vietnam called Thursday for a cease-fire and negotiations with China to end a territorial dispute over the Spratly Islands that flared into fighting early this week. Le Mai, Vietnam's ambassador to Thailand, told reporters here that the proposal was handed to the Chinese ambassador in Hanoi. He said there has been no immediate Chinese response.
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March 16, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
This tiny speck of sand and coral in the South China Sea hundreds of miles from anywhere hardly looked like the object of international conflict. A Stevie Wonder tune blared from a portable tape player beside five rusty combat tanks, where a rooster searched for shade. A Philippine marine lazed in the blistering morning sun, dreaming, he said, of "anywhere but here."
NEWS
March 18, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Vietnam called Thursday for a cease-fire and negotiations with China to end a territorial dispute over the Spratly Islands that flared into fighting early this week. Le Mai, Vietnam's ambassador to Thailand, told reporters here that the proposal was handed to the Chinese ambassador in Hanoi. He said there has been no immediate Chinese response.
NEWS
March 17, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
A clash between Chinese and Vietnamese forces over disputed islands in the South China Sea has caused Chinese casualties and left Vietnamese ships still burning two days after the incident, according to statements by the two governments Wednesday. The Voice of Vietnam radio, monitored in Bangkok, Thailand, charged that Chinese warships were blocking efforts to rescue the crew on three burning freighters.
NEWS
March 15, 1988
Chinese and Vietnamese ships exchanged fire near disputed islands in the South China Sea, and each side accused the other of firing first, news reports said. The exchange took place near the Spratly Islands, a group of islets and reefs claimed by Vietnam, China and the Philippines. The incident prompted protests from both Hanoi and Beijing.
NEWS
March 16, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
This tiny speck of sand and coral in the South China Sea hundreds of miles from anywhere hardly looked like the object of international conflict. A Stevie Wonder tune blared from a portable tape player beside five rusty combat tanks, where a rooster searched for shade. A Philippine marine lazed in the blistering morning sun, dreaming, he said, of "anywhere but here."
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