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Video posted of Chinese ship ramming

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Vietnam released video footage Thursday showing a Chinese vessel steaming into the back of a Vietnamese fishing boat and tipping it over into waters close to where Beijing deployed a massive oil rig last month. 

The video appears to confirm Vietnam's version of the clash in the South China Sea on May 26.

It was the most serious incident between ships from the two countries since the positioning of the rig on May 1 triggered fury in Hanoi and underlined Beijing's determination to assert its sovereignty claims in the oil- and gas-rich waters.

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