Skip to comments.Hundreds protest in Vietnam against China amid sea row
Posted on 06/05/2011 5:11:52 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Hundreds protest in Vietnam against China amid sea row
HANOI (Reuters) - Up to 300 people shouting "Down with China" marched to the Chinese embassy in Vietnam on Sunday to protest against what they see as Chinese violations of Vietnam's sovereignty in the disputed South China Sea.
Tension between Vietnam and China has been on the rise since last month when Vietnam said Chinese patrol boats harassed a Vietnamese oil-exploration ship conducting a seismic survey 120 km (80 miles) off Vietnam's south-central coast.
The two countries, which fought a brief but intense war on their land border in 1979, have exchanged accusations and re-staked long-standing claims of sovereignty over maritime territory which covers important shipping routes and is thought to hold large, untapped oil and gas reserves.
Public protests are rare in Vietnam but as well as the procession of banner-waving people in the capital, images posted online showed about 1,000 people marching in what appeared to be a similar protest in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's commercial hub.
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Does Reuters even wonder why this is so?
It was all down hill for the Chinese after that.
Lots of oil under those waters. East Asia continental shelf is huge and filled with good drilling prospects.
Viet Nam and China have a long running war going back before 100 BC. I find the two cultures quite distinct linguistically though I am no expert. The peoples are also morphologically different.
Yes, they are different breed. Ancestors of Vietnamese used to live in S. China until Han Chinese pushed them out.
How’s that Communism working our for you Vietnam?
Up to 300 people shouting "Down with China" marched to the Chinese embassy in VietnamThat'll impress 'em. ;')
The Vietnamese - what a bunch of ungrateful bastards.
The North Vietnamese sure liked the Chinese during the war. Now that they see how China spreads out and eats the geography around it , they are complaining? Maybe one day Vietnam can be like South Korea and make a Kia and Hyundai.
Vietnam had the chance to be free and successful. Any complaints call John Kerry and his bunch of leftist Mao loving friends. Keep an eye on the Philippines. The Spratley Islands already have Chinese taking them over.
The worm turns.
Yeah, what difference between one [once through thick and thins brother in arm who, on the advise of the Soviets, turns around and snap at you a couple of snaps] and that of another [through thick and thins who will forever remember and appreciate the sacrifices you had made in the nationhood of their nation] as the below illustrates.
North Korea-China ties sealed in blood
And no! Not all Vietnamese had descended from southern China. Yes, the greater majority of which were persecuted and which were turned into boat people’s probably are mostly of Chinese heritage.
The one’s who call the shots in Hanoi now, aka the Vo Van Giap breed of Vietnam, my opinion, are of Pinoy-Indonesian heritage meaning all three groups are what the Chinese considers as people that are yet [fully developed or yet 100% civilized].
Re: The North Vietnamese sure liked the Chinese during the war.
Yeah they did didn’t they? The answer is simple however: Uncle [Ho] (aka Ho Chi Ming) *is not* equivalent to what are China’s equivalence [of what are America’s OBL] which namely is the gang master of SE Asia — the one and only Vo Van Giap, & Co., too of course.
>Yes, the greater majority of which were persecuted and which were turned into boat peoples probably are mostly of Chinese heritage.
I was under the impression that most of the boat people were ethnic Vietnamese.
>The ones who call the shots in Hanoi now, aka the Vo Van Giap breed of Vietnam, my opinion, are of Pinoy-Indonesian heritage.
I believe that the Vietnamese are of mixed blood-namely a blend of Chinese and Austroasiatic. “Pinoy-Indonesians” are Austronesians.
Not really. They were more in the Soviet camp. The Chinese supported Pol Pot in Cambodia, and it took the Vietnamese Army to get rid of the Khmer Rouge in 1979.
Re: I was under the impression that most of the boat people were ethnic Vietnamese.
One’s who are deemed as refugees are mostly either overseas Chinese living in Vietnam and their descendants or they are Vietnamese who are affiliated with the Chinese community in their country through marriage. The word is that they were persecuted because they refuse to join the military during the war. For the one’s who weren’t lucky enough to leave the country, they were rounded up from the street and trucked to the front lines and forced as gatherers of dead corpses during the war. I had a few rental properties that I used to rent out to these new comers to my town. They told the whole story of who they are and why become refugees.
the name south china sea
is a great evidence to understand that this area water is a triditional china power area in history
That means that Mongolia belongs to Mongolians and Tibet belongs to Tibetans.
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