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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/18/us-china-vietnam-idUSBREA4H00C20140518
Vietnam stops anti-China protests after riots, China evacuates workers
HANOI Sun May 18, 2014 5:28am EDT

Reuters) - Vietnam flooded major cities with police to avert anti-China protests on Sunday, while Beijing evacuated thousands of citizens after a flare-up over disputed sovereignty in the South China Sea sparked rare and deadly rioting in Vietnam last week.

China has evacuated more than 3,000 nationals following the attacks on Chinese workers and Chinese-owned businesses at industrial parks in its southern neighbor.

On Sunday, China arranged two chartered flights to bring nearly 300 people, many of them injured, home to its southwestern city of Chengdu, while five ships were on their way to Vietnam to bring out more people, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Sixteen critically injured were evacuated separately, aboard a chartered medical flight in the morning, China's foreign ministry said.

Several arrests were made in the capital Hanoi and commercial hub Ho Chi Minh City within minutes of groups trying to start protests, according to witnesses, as Vietnam's communist rulers stuck to their vow to thwart any repeat of last week's violence in three provinces in the south and center.

Fury has gripped Vietnam after Chinese state energy firm CNOOC deployed dozens of ships two weeks ago and towed a $1 billion oil rig to a location 240 kilometers (150 miles) off Vietnam's coast in an area both counties claim.

It was one of the most assertive moves China has made in seas believed to be endowed with billions of barrels worth of oil.

Coming just days after U.S. President Barack Obama visited several Asian allies engaged in territorial disputes with China, and U.S. official in Washington described China's action as provocative, and said Beijing's fraught relations with neighbors could potentially strain ties with the United States.

"Our intention was to protest in support of the government to chase the oil rig away from Vietnam's territorial waters," said Van Cung, 74, a retired army colonel who was attempting to protest outside the Chinese embassy in Hanoi.

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27458866
Vietnam riots: China ships to evacuate workers
18 May 2014 Last updated at 02:15 ET

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At least 15 foreign-owned factories have been torched in Vietnam in recent days

China is sending five ships to evacuate Chinese nationals from Vietnam following a wave of anti-Chinese riots.

The Chinese government has already evacuated more than 3,000 people, Chinese state-run media report.

The first ship set sail on Sunday, while 16 critically injured Chinese nationals left Vietnam on a chartered flight, Xinhua news agency said.

Two Chinese workers have been killed and dozens more injured in unrest over a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters.

On Saturday the Vietnamese government called for an end to the protests.

Officials said "illegal acts" would be stopped as they could damage national stability
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China insists it will continue drilling in the area, west of the Paracel Islands - which are controlled by China but also claimed by Vietnam, and Taiwan.

Nationalist sentiment is currently running very high in Vietnam over the issue, correspondents say



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Re: Anti-China Riots in Vietnam over OIL - Chinese airlifted out
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 01:59:40 PM »
The awkward history behind China and Vietnam’s current conflict
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/05/15/the-awkward-history-behind-china-and-vietnams-current-conflict/?wprss=rss_world

"Our patience has limits," a 74-year-old war veteran told Agence France-Presse, outside the Chinese embassy in Hanoi. "We are here to express the will of the Vietnamese people to defend our territory at all costs. We are ready to die to protect our nation."

Conspicuously, the Vietnamese government--one which routinely stifles dissent and muffles civil society at home--appears to have sanctioned some of the protests. The country's Communist rulers walk a delicate tightrope, compelled both to manage a pivotal relationship with its larger, far more powerful northern neighbor, while also reckoning with the burgeoning anti-Chinese sentiments of its population.

China isn't making Vietnam's hand any easier to play. In recent years, the longstanding Sino-Vietnamese rivalry over disputed archipelagos in the South China Sea has flared, as an increasingly assertive China expanded its navy and pushed its maritime claims.

The tensions between the two countries belie a shared ideological and cultural past. For centuries, parts of Vietnam existed under the suzerainty of Chinese dynasties. By the mid 20th century, as the Vietnamese struggled to overthrow French colonial rule, Vietnam's revolutionaries received aid and support from Chairman Mao Zedong's People's Republic of China

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Re: Anti-China Riots in Vietnam over OIL - Chinese airlifted out
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2014, 03:53:12 PM »
Awkward gets close.
Insert Quote from, don'tblink.
The awkward history behind China and Vietnam’s current conflict.

What I'd like to know is what company was doing the exploration, who is on the paper trail.
The oil industry plays games with the rights and ownership of these rigs and deposits..
             This isn't a political muckshow, it's MONEY, that Vietnamese would freak out over this is in itself convoluted..

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Re: Anti-China Riots in Vietnam over OIL - Chinese airlifted out
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 05:19:21 PM »
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/22/vietnamese-authorities-detain-hundreds-riots-chinese
Vietnam detains hundreds after riots targeting Chinese businesses

Crackdown follows protests over China's deployment of deep-sea oil rig in waters claimed by both Beijing and Hanoi

Agence France-Presse in Manila
theguardian.com, Thursday 22 May 2014 08.55 EDT   

Hundreds of people have been arrested in a government crackdown after deadly riots targeting Chinese people in Vietnam, senior Vietnamese officials said on Thursday, warning that anyone found in breach of the law would face tough punishment.

"The Vietnamese government has … contained the acts of law infringement and [will] strictly punish violators in accordance with the law," the Vietnamese prime minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, said in a speech to an economic conference in Manila.

"As a result, the situation has become totally stable. The enterprises' business and production have come back to normal," Dung added.

Vietnam's deputy foreign minister, Pham Quang Vinh, later told reporters hundreds of people were in temporary detention in connection with the riots, which targeted Chinese and other foreign-owned businesses last week.

"They will be seriously punished in accordance with the law, including bringing them to justice in court," Vinh said.

Dung said the Vietnamese were protesting at what he alleged was China's illegal deployment of a deep-sea oil rig in South China Sea waters also claimed by Hanoi.

The Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday that four people were killed and more than 100 others injured in last week's violence.

Thousands of Chinese have returned from Vietnam since the protests, according to official media reports in Beijing.

Hanoi initially lauded "patriotic" displays by its citizens, but backpedalled furiously after the violence badly stained the country's image as a safe destination for sorely needed foreign investment.

"The entire Vietnamese nation has been protesting against China's wrongdoings. In various localities of the country, the people have spontaneously launched demonstrations, in which some people became restive and violated the law," Dung said on Thursday.

China claims almost all of the South China Sea, parts of which are also claimed by the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam, all members of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean), and non-member Taiwan.

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Re: Anti-China Riots in Vietnam over OIL - Chinese airlifted out
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 06:17:26 PM »
Think  $$$$$$$$$$ follow the trail ;)

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Re: Anti-China Riots in Vietnam over OIL - Chinese airlifted out
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2014, 01:09:52 PM »
Bilderberg 2014


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-14/rockefeller-family-s-firm-plans-2-5-billion-vietnam-development.html
Rockefeller’s Firm Plans $2.5 Billion Vietnam [ OIL ] Development
By Bloomberg News  Jan 14, 2014 1:46 AM PT

Rose Rock Group, a Rockefeller family-backed alternative investment management firm, will help develop a $2.5 billion residential and hotel project on the south-central coast of Vietnam.

The Vung Ro Bay development covering 200,000 square meters (2.15 million square feet) will be developed with Vung Ro Petroleum Co., a Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen province-based oil company, according to a joint e-mailed statement today. The project will include 350 marina berths, hotels with more than 760 rooms, 4,300 residential apartments, 100 townhouses and retail shops, according to the statement.

The new development comes amid a growing interest among overseas investors in Vietnam’s potential as a tourism and gambling destination. Vietnam’s property prices dropped between 10 percent and 30 percent last year and the declines have boosted sales and reduced supply in the market, Construction Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said on Dec. 24.

“Vietnam’s property market has been a bit of a roller coaster,” said Nicholas Holt, Asia-Pacific research director at Knight Frank LLP in Singapore. “We are seeing foreign investors sniffing around for good opportunities and the returns could be potentially very attractive if one holds the view that the market is at the bottom and land prices will start to rise.”

Preferred Destination

Vung Ro is investing more than $4 billion to develop an oil refinery, petroleum plant and sea port in Phu Yen province, according to the statement. Rose Rock specializes in real estate, health care, and arts and culture. The group has developments in China, according to the statement.

“We look forward to making this development an outstanding and preferred destination in the Asia-Pacific region for visitors and a lifestyle choice for residents,” Collin Eckles, president at Rose Rock, said in the statement.

Vietnam’s VinaCapital Group, the country’s largest fund manager, is planning to build a $4 billion casino-resort complex in Quang Nam province on the south-central coast after developing a beach resort in Danang about six years ago, Chief Executive Officer Don Lam said in a phone interview today.

“We see central Vietnam as at the beginning phase of a growth stage,” said Lam. “If you look at southern China, it’s only a one-and-a-half-hour flight to beaches. The hotel costs are lower. And it’s a new destination.”

Casino Resort

Canada’s Asian Coast Development (ACDZ) is developing the Ho Tram Strip in southern Vietnam, bringing hotel resorts, a casino and a Greg Norman-designed golf course to the 2.2 kilometer (1.4 miles) beachfront, according to its website. The casino resort opened in July and a second resort will be operated by Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. (PNK), the Las Vegas-based-owner of U.S. casinos, according to Asian Coast Development.

So far, there have only been a handful of casino-resort projects approved by the government, said Richard Leech, executive director of CBRE (CBG) Group Inc. in Hanoi.

The number of international visitors to Vietnam increased 11 percent in 2013, according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam. The country targets attracting 48 million visitors and 220 trillion dong ($10 billion) in total revenue, according to Nhan Dan Online, the Communist Party paper.

The country’s economy expanded 5.42 percent last year, faster than the 5.25 percent pace in 2012, according to the General Statistics Office.

Rockefeller family members are descendants of 19th-century oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, who founded Exxon Mobil Corp.


http://www.law360.com/articles/501022/rockefellers-rose-rock-backs-2-5b-luxury-vietnam-resort
Rockefellers' Rose Rock Backs $2.5B Luxury Vietnam Resort
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Rose Rock is a real estate investment and development firm backed by the Rockefeller family. The firm focuses on real estate, health care, arts and culture and luxury initiatives. Rose Rock is currently working on a portfolio of developments in China, the firm said.

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/2013-11/01/content_17074270.htm
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Updated: 2013-11-01 12:00


China's consul general in New York Sun Guoxiang (right) and Steven C. Rockefeller III,managing partner of Rose Rock Group and a fifth generation Rockefeller, pose a photo for the ribbon cutting ceremony of "Ink-Chinese Dream", an exhibition features Chinese paintings from 15 Chinese artists, on Wednesday evening in New York. Zhang Yuwei / China Daily

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Re: Anti-China Riots in Vietnam over OIL - Chinese airlifted out
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2017, 02:59:50 PM »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/vietnam-blogger-mother-mushroom-trial-025242558.html


Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh (L), also known as "Mother Mushroom", stands trial at a courthouse in the central city of Nha Trang on June 29 (AFP Photo/STR)


A prominent Vietnamese blogger known as 'Mother Mushroom' was jailed for 10 years on Thursday, her lawyer said, during a brief trial rights groups decried as "outrageous".

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, whose pen name derives from her daughter's nickname "mushroom", was arrested in October 2016 and later charged with anti-state propaganda over critical Facebook posts about politics and the environment.

Vietnam's one-party state
keeps a tight clamp on dissent and routinely jails activists, bloggers and lawyers who speak out against the communist regime.

The 37-year-old blogger faced a maximum of 12 years in prison, and her lawyer said the heavy sentence she received at the closed-door trial was "harsh".

"I am not happy with the result of the trial today," Nguyen Kha Thanh told AFP, adding that Quynh would likely appeal.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5