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Vietnam Breaks Up Anti-China Protests ^

Posted on 12/08/2012 9:59:18 PM PST by tsowellfan

Protesters in Hanoi had been trying to march to the Chinese embassy

Rare protests have taken place in Vietnam over maritime territorial disputes with neighbouring China.

The protests in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi were quickly dispersed by police.

Tensions are high after an incident last month in which Hanoi accused Beijing of cutting the cables of a Vietnamese oil exploration ship.

Vietnam is also unhappy at a map in new Chinese passports that shows disputed areas of the South China Sea as Chinese territory.

Hundreds of people are reported to have taken part in the protests on Sunday morning against what they see as Chinese aggression and expansionism.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; vietnam

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