China’s placement earlier this month of a large drilling rig off the coast of Vietnam sparked unprecedented anti-China protests and violence that will hurt the Vietnamese economy and relations with its largest trade partner.
While these protests could signal the beginning of greater resistance to Beijing’s efforts to seize control of the South China Sea, they could also harm Vietnam’s economy by scaring off foreign investment.
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