Chinese vessel sets off on Antarctic expedition

China Thursday dispatched its research vessel and icebreaker Snow Dragon on a six month Antarctic expedition to build a base for its navigational satellite system.

Vietnam fishing boat rammed, sunk by China ship: official

A Vietnamese fishing boat was rammed and sunk by a Chinese vessel amid a tense territorial confrontation in the South China Sea over Beijing`s deployment of an oil rig, a Vietnamese official said today.

Chinese vessels sail near Senkakus for 11th day

Chinese surveillance ships sailed in an area outside around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea for the 11th day in a row, Japan Coast Guard said.