LIGNET: Anti-China Protests May Prove Perilous to Vietnam's Economy

Image: LIGNET: Anti-China Protests May Prove Perilous to Vietnam's Economy Riot police stand guard outside a factory in Binh Duong, Vietnam, on May 14, 2014, as anti-China protesters set more than a dozen factories on fire in a backlash against Beijing's deployment of an oil rig off the Vietnamese coast. (VNExpress/AFP/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 03:09 PM

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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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