May 15, 2014
China's Southeast Asia Strategy Tested by Violent Protests in Vietnam
Journalist Bloomberg News
China’s efforts to head off a unitedSoutheast Asia bloc against its pursuit of control of the South China Sea faces a backlash as President Xi Jinping considers how to respond to Vietnam’s fury over Chinese moves.
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung called for support from neighboring nations in his country’s attempt to force China to withdraw an oil rig it placed in waters claimed by both nations. Vietnamese ire over the issue spurred attacks on Chinese workers in the country that left two dead.
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