Exploration & Production

Beijing restates rights to South China Sea in response to Rosneft drilling

China has reasserted its rights over oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea after Russia’s Rosneft started drilling offshore Vietnam this week in an area claimed by Beijing
By Staff reporter 18 May 2018 0 30919

China has reasserted its rights over oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea after Russia’s Rosneft started drilling offshore Vietnam this week in an area claimed by Beijing.

“I would like to reiterate that no country, organisation, company or individual can, without the permission of the Chinese government, carry out oil and gas exploration and exploitation activities in waters under Chinese jurisdiction,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said on Thursday in response to a question about Rosneft’s drilling.

“We urge relevant parties...