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US Withholds Judgment on China Oil Rigs

The United States says it will withhold judgment for now on the intended destination of four new Chinese oil rigs in the disputed South China Sea.  It appears that Beijing is stepping up its exploration for oil and gas two months after positioning a giant drilling platform in waters also claimed by Vietnam. China announced Friday it will send another four oil rigs to the South China Sea.  A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said they will operate off the coast of...

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