外文标题：China to oppose India-Vietnam oil deal 'within its waters'
BEIJING: China on Tuesday made it clear that it will "not support" the India-Vietnam agreement to enable ONGC to explore two more oil wells if they fall within the waters of the disputed South China Sea administered by it.
Asked for his reaction to the agreement signed during President Pranab Mukherjee's current visit to Vietnam, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said China has no objection to any "legitimate and lawful" agreement between Vietnam and a third country.
"We have noted President's (Mukherjee) visit to Vietnam. I would like to point out that China has indisputable sovereignty over Nansha islands and adjacent waters," he said.
"We hold no objection to legitimate and lawful agreement between Vietnam and a third country. But one thing is to be clear. If such agreement concerns waters administered by China or if such cooperation project is not approved by the Chinese government, then we will be concerned about such an agreement and we will not support it," he said.
Hong separately clarified to Indian media later that this is China's stand about oil exploration agreements between Vietnam and any other country, not simply India.
Appa Durai (Unknown)
Modi will not be cowed down by chinese pressures
Bullying days is a gone era. Friendship requires Equality. Although they understand, that old habits die hard, We welcome you, wholeheartedly. We have lots of commonality in million fields. But most important is poverty, in both nations, which concerns.
For every one step that China takes in Indian Ocean Region, India should take two steps in South China Sea, either with help from other countries along this region or by itself. India should speed up its production of submarines and arm its fleet closer to South China Sea as well as harass the Chinese fleet the same way they harass US and other countries navies in South China Sea. The rule should be same - IOR is India's South China Sea. Let them know that we are serious. China's presidents visit to India does more harm to India than anything else.
nan ksn (Unknown)
Please ask them to get out of Arunachal and stop funding P o K projects first..before coming for negotiations..!!
India already has an operating oil field. It is second one and the renewed one. Let the Chinese go to hell. We have to break Chinese nose like this for the border problem. We have to have friendship with other ASEAN neighbors too and indulge in this kind of operations to check Chinese in their own land.
India should not be cowed down by such threats
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