Anti-China riots in Vietnam continue as authorities struggle to stop the violence, which have left 2 dead and at least 129 injured, Bloomberg reported on Friday. The riots have already prompted many thousands of Chinese workers and Taiwanese to exit the country, risking a possible investment backlash. With its status as a manufacturing hub at stake, Vietnam’s Prime Minister ordered for the violence to be brought under control. The Ministry of Public Security increased forces in Binh Duong, where protests broke out at factory parks. Underlying resentments and tensions in the South China Sea helped escalate what were initially peaceful demonstrations into attacks on businesses.
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