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Hanoi: Chinese Ship Rams, Sinks Vietnamese Fishing Boat

Vietnam says a Chinese vessel has rammed and sunk a Vietnamese fishing boat in the disputed South China Sea, near where Beijing has placed an oil rig.   Hanoi maritime officials say 10 fishermen had to be rescued after their boat was struck Monday by the Chinese fishing vessel, about 30 kilometers from where Beijing has stationed the rig. A Chinese government official later told the state-run Xinhua news agency that the Vietnamese boat "capsized after harassing and colliding...

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