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Chinese nationals quit Vietnam

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 01:25

May 18 - China sends more ships to evacuate its nationals from Vietnam after deadly rioting over Chinese oil drilling in a disputed area of the South China Sea. Paul Chapman reports

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 China was sending these five ships to pick up more of its nationals from Vietnam on Sunday. Media reports say 3, 000 have already left the country after the eruption of a wave of anti-Chinese anger. Attacks on Chinese workers and Chinese-owned businesses began last week in response to the positioning of an oil rig in waters both countries claim. Official reports say two Chinese workers have been killed and 100 injured in unrest on Wednesday A doctor and some witnesses say they've seen up to 21 bodies, most of them Chinese. The violence has outraged China which is demanding action against those responsible and greater protection for its nationals. Vietnam flooded its major cities with police on Sunday in a move to head off further trouble. They quickly broke up this anti-Chinese rally in Hanoi where protesters urged the government to launch court action. (SOUNDBITE)(English) DAO MINH CHAU, 44, SAYING: "We (have) already signed a letter to request the government to bring China to international courts. We will join the rally of the people. We will tell clearly to our government that we behind the government to protest the action of China 's aggressive policy and the government can rely on us" Another rally in Ho Chi Minh City was also halted after scuffles between police and protesters.

Chinese nationals quit Vietnam

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 01:25

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