Interesting ….. China, Vietnam, and Taiwan?

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For me, anyway, this is very interesting, and something I think people should watch.  I didn’t know this was occurring. 

Riots in Vietnam leave 1 Chinese dead, 141 injured

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A 1,000-strong mob stormed a Taiwanese steel mill in Vietnam and hunted down Chinese workers, killing one, attacking scores more and then setting the complex alight, Taiwanese and Vietnamese authorities said Thursday, further inflaming tensions between Hanoi and Beijing as they square off against each other in the disputed South China Sea.

It was the first deadly incident in a wave of anti-China protests triggered by Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in the long-disputed seas on May 1. Vietnam is angrily demanding that China remove the rig and has sent ships to confront it and a flotilla of Chinese escort ships, triggering fears of possible conflict.

Taiwanese companies, many of which employ Chinese nationals, have borne the brunt of the protests and violence, which is posing a challenge to the authoritarian government, which prides itself on maintaining peace and security. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said peaceful protests over the last few days were “legitimate,” but that anyone involved in violence should be punished severely.

So …. Taiwanese are creating businesses in Vietnam, staffed by China proper people, and the Vietnamese, being pissed at China proper, are attacking the Taiwanese owned businesses.  …. Does someone have more insight on this?? 

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14 Responses to Interesting ….. China, Vietnam, and Taiwan?

  1. philjourdan says:

    No, but no one craps in Vietnam without the government approving it.

    • suyts says:

      Indeed, this is why I’m a bit confused about all this. They’re screwing with the Taiwanese businesses to spit in the eye of China proper? And, why are there China proper expats in Vietnam?

      • DirkH says:

        Taiwanese are Chinese like Chinese are Chinese, ethnically speaking.

        Vietnam govt a little pissed that Chinese vessels swarm around a Viet drilling rig. See zerohedge. Territorial conflict .

      • jimash1 says:

        I don’t get it either.
        Do they not know that Beijing-China and Taipei-China are pretty much different countries ?

  2. Latitude says:

    haven’t heard a word………

  3. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The view is the locals mistook the Taiwanese businesses as mainland Chinese. Apparently they also burned Japanese and Korean factories and burned a Singaporean flag, thinking it was Chinese.

    Definitely supports the hypothesis that humans are thick as planks.

  4. cdquarles says:

    Have we forgotten so quickly the ‘ethnic’ morass that Viet-Nam, Korea, Thailand, Japan, etc are to each other? Have we forgotten what we learned and was shown by our involvement in ‘French’ Indochina?

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