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US Welcomes China Oil Rig Relocation

The U.S. on Wednesday praised China's removal of an oil rig from disputed waters in the South China Sea, two months after its placement near the Paracel Islands sparked tensions with Vietnam. Beijing says that after finding signs of oil and gas in waters claimed by both countries, the rig is being towed to the Chinese island of Hainan a month ahead of the announced end-date for drilling. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki Wednesday said the U.S. wants the issue resolved...

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