The tense confrontation came as China moved its deep-sea rig to a new location earlier this week that Hanoi considers is still within its territory.
"When we approached (the Chinese warships guarding the rig) they uncovered their guns, turned them and pointed them at the Vietnamese vessels," Ha Le, deputy chief of Vietnam's Fisheries Surveillance Department, told AFP. Full story
Caption: Vietnam accuses Chinese ships of gun threats. AFP photo