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Vietnam mobs torch foreign factories in anti-China protests
Vietnam mobs torch foreign factories in anti-China protests

Thousands of anti-China protesters ransacked, looted and set fire to foreign-run factories in southern Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday in a wave of violence sparked by a dispute over China’s placement of an oil rig in waters claimed by both countries. The riots marked the biggest outburst of public unrest in tightly controlled Vietnam in recent years, experts said. Photos on local media websites and on social media showed thousands of protesters on foot and many on motorbikes waving Vietnamese flags; some local media accounts put their numbers at nearly 20,000. At least 200 companies -- including many Taiwanese textile and clothing manufacturers apparently mistaken for mainland...

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