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Analysts: China Planted Oil Rig to Test Vietnamese Resolve

China’s decision to place an oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam has raised the stakes in the showdown over the South China Sea.  As the week came to an end, violence and lack of diplomatic talk indicate indicate tensions between China and Vietnam are not getting better.  China claims almost the entire maritime region, despite various competing claims from the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei, in addition to Hanoi. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung says by...

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