VUNG ANG, Vietnam, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Four chartered ships tasked with evacuating Chinese nationals from riots-hit Vietnam arrived at the central Vung Ang port on Monday.
Wuzhishan, helped by Vietnamese navigators, sailed into the port at 10:18 a.m. local time (0318 GMT).
The other three Chinese ships, Tongguling, Baishiling and Zijing 12, also arrived in an area outside the port early Monday. They were waiting to be allowed into the port.
The ships will bring home Chinese workers who were attacked in recent deadly anti-China riots.
Xinhua correspondents at the port said the weather was fine and the tide was low, which was favorable for the Chinese workers to get aboard the ships.
A Chinese government work group was in collaboration with the Vietnamese side at the port to help the Chinese workers evacuate.
Protests targeting foreign companies in southern Vietnamese provinces turned violent Tuesday, which had left at least two Chinese dead and more than 100 injured.
The anti-China looting and arson came after Vietnamese ships and personnel repeatedly harassed the normal operations of a Chinese oil company in waters only 17 nautical miles from China's Zhongjian Island, part of Xisha Islands, in the South China Sea.
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Vietnamese rioters have rampaged into hundreds of foreign factories in Ha Tinh Province and three provinces near Ho Chi Minh City in the south since May 13 during violent protests. Related violence has left two Chinese killed and more than 100 injured. Full story
Chinese travel agencies suspend Vietnam tours
BEIJING, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Major Chinese travel agencies have suspended their Vietnam tour services following the recent deadly violence targeting foreign nationals and businesses in Vietnam.
The Ctrip.com, a major online travel service provider in China, confirmed to Xinhua on Sunday that it has suggested clients planning Vietnam traveling to suspend their trips. Full story
135 Chinese workers injured in Vietnam's anti-China riots flown home
VINH, Vietnam, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Some 135 Chinese workers who were injured in the anti-China riots in Vietnam's central Ha Tinh province have been flown home Sunday morning, a Chinese embassy official said.
Qi Xiaofeng, the spokesperson of the Chinese embassy in Vietnam, told Xinhua that 135 wounded Chinese workers had been sent back home by two flights from China Southern Airlines and bound for southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu. Full story