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South China Sea

China tells Indonesia to stop drilling off South China Sea islands

Provoking Jakarta with coast guard ships mirrors Beijing's Senkakus strategy

A China Coast Guard ship is seen from an Indonesian naval vessel during a patrol north of Indonesia's Natuna islands. (Antara Foto via Reuters)

JAKARTA/BEIJING -- China has repeatedly told Indonesia to halt an oil and natural gas development project in the South China Sea, claiming infringement on its territorial waters, Nikkei has learned.

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