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Chinese evacuation ships arrive in Vietnam after deadly riots

English.news.cn   2014-05-19 11:33:58

VUNG ANG, Vietnam, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Two 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 second Chinese ship, Tongguling, also arrived in an area outside the port early Monday.

The two ships will bring home Chinese workers who were attacked in recent deadly anti-China riots.


Anti-China protests aborted amid tightened security in Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, May 19 (Xinhua) -- On the day when nationwide anti-China protests had been expected to burst in Vietnam, local residents spent just another quiet weekend as usual but under tightened security both on the streets and on the Internet.

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

Editor: Shen Qing
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