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Beijing Evacuates Chinese from Vietnam

Scene after angry mobs burn, loot scores of foreign-owned factories, Binh Duong province, Vietnam, May 14, 2014.
Scene after angry mobs burn, loot scores of foreign-owned factories, Binh Duong province, Vietnam, May 14, 2014.
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China says it has evacuated more than 3,000 nationals from Vietnam following deadly rioting triggered by rising tensions over rival maritime claims in the South China Sea.

China's official Xinhua news agency said the evacuees include 16 nationals critically injured when Vietnamese protesters rampaged through foreign-owned factories on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The 16 were among about 150 workers injured at a steel plant in Ha Tinh province in a protest against China's move to install an oil rig in Vietnamese territorial waters.

On Saturday, the Hanoi government vowed to head off any further violence. Vietnam's lead police investigator also sought to defend security forces against charges of failing to curb the unrest. Lieutenant-General Hoang Kong Tu spoke a day ahead of expected anti-China protests in several Vietnamese cities. He said illegal acts will not be tolerated.

Analysts say the crisis has spawned the worst diplomatic breakdown between the two communist neighbors since a brief border war in early 1979.

Chinese claims to large swaths of the South China Sea have ratcheted up tensions across the region and triggered diplomatic and naval confrontations with the Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia and Brunei.

The United States has repeatedly blamed Beijing for the rising tensions, and Thursday U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told a top Chinese military official that Beijing's actions are dangerous. The Chinese general told Biden that Beijing will not back down.

Last month, President Barack Obama reassured U.S. allies in the region that Washington will stand by its commitments to help defend them. China claims that message is encouraging Vietnam and other governments to confront Beijing.

Some information for this report comes from Reuters.

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by: Anonymous from: Cambodia
May 19, 2014 5:46 AM
USA is one country which likes to interfere in other countries'affair in order to strengthen its power.

by: We just fade away
May 18, 2014 10:52 AM
The message (from China) is: Vietnam is bad and not safe.
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by: SEATO
May 19, 2014 2:00 PM
China has been making enemies all over Asia with its aggressive and unreasonable territorial assertions. The location of HD981 in Vietnam' s EEZ is one step too far,and is bound to have disastrous repercussions.To be on the safe side,China has decided to bring some of its citizens home before the Vietnamese reach their wits' end.China surprises me everyday for having produced so many shameless habitual liars without the slightest qualms in their conscience

by: Jonathan huang from: Canada
May 18, 2014 10:49 AM
The fact is that, Taiwan, ROC published the China sea map in 1947, no countries was against this claim, until oil was found at the bottom.
Another fact is that most spratly islands are more than 200 miles away from Vietnam, thus even by the UNCLOS those islands are not in Viets EEZ. Viet is the robber, viet is stealing China's territory!
We Chinese must unit and fight against any enemy threating our interests including evil America.
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by: Anonymous
May 19, 2014 5:49 AM
I support you! It stoles not only Chinese land but also others

by: Cuong Vietnam from: hanoi
May 18, 2014 4:05 AM
Vietnamese & Chinese got nothing from so-called south China sea with forecast its resources. If the war explores out, a lot of people falls down from both. Vietnam might be lost but Communist party also step down, it will be better for Vietnamese right?
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by: VNXAXU from: USA
May 18, 2014 5:56 PM
You are correct.

by: Anson from: USA
May 18, 2014 2:32 AM
When the world talked about Iraq, the Iraqi's living were destroyed, with no chemical weapon found. When the world talked about Ukraine, the Ukrainian's living were destroyed too, with the country separated. Now it is the China's turn. I just can't understand why the world did not talk about other countries in which many oil well have been drilled in the disputed water area. So no matter how you open your eyes and ears, you might be cheated by so-called democracy and freedom.

by: Elvin from: CN
May 18, 2014 2:14 AM
china is always be bullied by the USA,just look at yourself of what you are doing all around the world

by: oldlamb from: Guangzhou
May 18, 2014 1:54 AM
Now the swashbuckling propaganda machines are controlled in the West and US’ hands.Because English is the dominate language in the world.Majority medias are English,and in favor of US’ propaganda.So what you see and hear is limited by English.The US’ propaganda always are not equivalent to the truth(for example, the pretext of Irag War).If you known more than two languages as Chinese, Arabic or French, you could compare your informations,you would understand the diversity of the world,realize whether China president speak like a scum or truth.

by: Sam Walton
May 17, 2014 11:12 PM
After years invested in China now USA realized we have indirectly fed the Red Commies China to be our new leader.

Watch out new Red Commie will rule the world as China ignored the international Rules
http://www.un.org/depts/los/convention_agreements/texts/unclos/unclos_e.pdf

USA warned China

Vietnam/China: Chinese Oil Rig Operations Near the Paracel Islands

Press Statement

Jen Psaki

Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC

May 7, 2014

China’s decision to introduce an oil rig accompanied by numerous government vessels for the first time in waters disputed with Vietnam is provocative and raises tensions. This unilateral action appears to be part of a broader pattern of Chinese behavior to advance its claims over disputed territory in a manner that undermines peace and stability in the region.
We are also very concerned about dangerous conduct and intimidation by vessels operating in this area. We call on all parties to conduct themselves in a safe and professional manner, preserve freedom of navigation, exercise restraint, and address competing sovereignty claims peacefully and in accordance with international law.

Sovereignty over the Paracel Islands is disputed; this incident is occurring in waters claimed by Vietnam and China near those islands. These events highlight the need for claimants to clarify their claims in accordance with international law, and to reach agreement on appropriate behavior and activities in disputed areas.
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/05/225750.htm

With new money comes with new buildup weaponry carrier, warships, tanks, airplanes, and submarines China has consistently invaded to neighboring's territories like Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, and others with lame, fake ancient historical maps.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-23/china-defies-obama-s-slow-asia-pivot-with-rapid-military-buildup.html

With the soft Obama administration's policy we may have to succumb to the red commies...However, the world should remember the Nazi started small too just piece of land there and piece of land here and that is where the world suffered the lost of over 100,000 American, 6 millions Jews, and about 40 millions civilian of others.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/world_at_war/

American wakes up we have a new world leader!

USA may have to use the economy card to punish China by limiting or stop investment in manufacturing in China and bring jobs home. Let face it, most of products from
Walmart, Caterpillar, Nike, Apple, Gap, Startbuck, Heinz, Coca Cola, Anheuser-Busch, Molson Coors Brewing, Ford, and others are made in China just names few
http://www.forbes.com/2010/07/06/us-investments-markets-emerging-markets-fdi_slide_10.html
...while we have millions of American receiving unemployment benefits???...while we have soldiers comes home from the Iraq, Afghanistan look for jobs???

Are we pay (invest) to red commies China so that we would lost our manufacturing jobs and indirectly promoting the red commies Chinese to be our new world leader?


by: senyi from: China
May 17, 2014 10:41 PM
dont vent your anger on Chinese people , the people got nothing from the rig , the communist get what its bring.
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by: Zak from: Canada
May 18, 2014 12:35 AM
Exactly. There is only one solution that the Chinese government has and that is to get out of Vietnamese waters. All countries that deals with China such as America, Japan , South Korea etc. should reconsider their partnership with a country that doesn't obey the international laws. All conflicts should be avoided.And if China is allowed to take an inch she will surely take a mile. All countries that obey the international laws should show no interest in a country that doesn't and this is the only to get the point across.Please don't let China get away with trespassing in Vietnamese waters because you are surely next.

by: Mac Steven from: USA
May 17, 2014 10:07 PM
China president speak like a scum.......open your eyes and ears hear the world talk about chinaaaaa country???
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by: Anonymous
May 18, 2014 7:29 AM
wherever US went, it left behind it unrest, IRAQ, Libia,Afgan,now it towards Asia. It's so called strategy.
don't call yourself the world, don't be blinded by the media.
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by: oldlamb from: Guangzhou
May 18, 2014 12:42 AM
Now the swashbuking propaganda machine are controlled in west and US’ hand.Because English is the dominate language in the world.Majority medias are English,and in favor of US’ propaganda.So what you see and hear is limited by English.The US’ propaganda always are not equivalent to the truth(for example, the pretext of Irag War).If you known more than two languages as Chinese, Arabic or French, you would understand the diversity of the world,realize whether China president speak like a scum or truth.

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