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Vietnam asks world to condemn China for making 'extremely dangerous' situation in disputed sea

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    Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung walks past members of an honor guard shortly upon arrival at the Philippine Air Force Base in Manila, Philippines Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Prime Minister Dung is here for the World Economic Forum in East Asia and for talks with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III that will focus on toughening cooperation as their countries wrangle with China in tense territorial standoffs in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)The Associated Press

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    Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung waves to media shortly upon arrival at the Manila International Airport in Manila, Philippines Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Prime Minister Dung is here for the World Economic Forum in East Asia and for talks with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III that will focus on toughening cooperation as their countries wrangle with China in tense territorial standoffs in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)The Associated Press

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    Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung waves to the crowd as he arrives at the ASEAN Garden to lay a wreath at the bust of Ho Chi Minh Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Manila, Philippines. Dung is in Manila for the World Economic Forum in East Asia and for talks with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III that will focus on toughening cooperation as their countries wrangle with China in tense territorial standoffs in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)The Associated Press

Vietnam's prime minister has called on the world to condemn China for causing what he called an "extremely dangerous" situation in a disputed area of the South China Sea.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, standing beside the Philippine president after they held talks in Manila, said Wednesday that both of their countries were determined to oppose Chinese violations of international law. He cited Beijing's May 1 deployment of an oil rig in waters near the Paracel Islands also claimed by Vietnam.

Chinese and Vietnamese vessels have had repeated confrontations in waters near the oil rig since it was deployed.

China and the Philippines are also locked in a standoff over another South China Sea shoal.