Skip to comments.China evacuates workers after Vietnam deadly riots
Posted on 05/17/2014 5:26:38 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The Chinese government has evacuated more than 3,000 of its nationals from Vietnam following a wave of anti-Chinese riots, Chinese media report.
State-run Xinhua news agency says Beijing is arranging charter flights and ships to help more people to leave.
At least two Chinese nationals have been killed and 100 injured in recent unrest in Vietnam over a Chinese oil rig drilling in disputed waters.
On Saturday the Vietnamese government called for an end to the protests.
Officials said "illegal acts" would be stopped as they could damage national stability. However, dissident groups have urged people to rally again in major cities on Sunday.
In recent days crowds have set fire to at least 15 foreign-owned factories - including Chinese, Taiwanese and South Korean businesses - in several Vietnamese industrial parks.
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A little south of the Tonkin Gulf...
Charlie’s getting restless.
My theory is that the Vietnamese government is letting discontents vent so they can be identified and arrested. If elements of the government align with the nationalist dissidents (some of whom may come from the ranks of supporters of the defeated RVN), we may see regime change in Vietnam. I suspect the bought and paid-for Vietnamese government is merely posturing for the benefit of a domestic audience. This is why the Chinese government has been muted in its criticism.
From the article
“It was not clear why non-Chinese businesses were hit, but there is growing resentment in Vietnam over a perceived rise in Chinese workers taking jobs from locals, in addition to reported unhappiness over working conditions with some foreign employers.”
What is wrong with us that we allow foreign workers to take our jobs, then say nothing & suffer the consequences? I don’t think that rioting & burning buildings is the way to go, but at least they aren’t just taking it.
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