Head of Vietnam's Foreign Ministry legal department Nguyen Thi Thanh Ha (R) speaks next to Vietnam's Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh (L) and Vietnam Marine Guard's Deputy Commander Ngo Ngoc Thu... more 
Head of Vietnam's Foreign Ministry legal department Nguyen Thi Thanh Ha (R) speaks next to Vietnam's Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh (L) and Vietnam Marine Guard's Deputy Commander Ngo Ngoc Thu at a news conference on the growing dispute with China over the South China Sea, in Hanoi May 23, 2014. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said his government was considering various "defence options" against China, including legal action, following the deployment of an oil rig. Anti-Chinese violence flared in Vietnam last week after the $1 billion deepwater rig owned by China's state-run CNOOC oil company was parked 240 km (150 miles) off the coast of Vietnam. Hanoi says the rig is in its 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone and on its continental shelf. China has said the rig was operating completely within its waters. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MARITIME) less 
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Fri, May 23, 2014 7:22 AM EDT