Anti-China protesters hold placards with images of activists (L-R) Dinh Dang Dinh, Le Quoc Quan, naval officer Nguy Van Tha and blogger Nguyen Huu Vinh, as they gather in front of the Chinese embassy ... more 
Anti-China protesters hold placards with images of activists (L-R) Dinh Dang Dinh, Le Quoc Quan, naval officer Nguy Van Tha and blogger Nguyen Huu Vinh, as they gather in front of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi May 9, 2014. China's decision to park its biggest mobile oil rig 120 miles off the Vietnamese coast has exposed how vulnerable Hanoi, and other littoral states of the South China Sea, are to moves by the region's dominant power to assert its territorial claims. The Communist neighbours are at loggerheads over the drilling rig in contested waters, each accusing the other of ramming its ships in the area in the worst setback for Sino-Vietnamese ties in years. REUTERS/ Nguyen Huu Vinh (VIETNAM - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT) less 
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Fri, May 9, 2014 9:19 AM EDT