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Chinese ships arrive in Vietnam to evacuate people in danger

The protests directed against foreign companies in southern provinces of Vietnam turned violent on Tuesday, leaving two dead Chinese and more than 100 injured

They reached the central Vietnamese port of Vung Ang four chartered vessels, responsible for evacuating Chinese citizens from Vietnam after the country has recently been hit by anti-Chinese riots. The "Wuzhishan", with support from Vietnamese sailors, entered the harbor at 10:18 local time (3:18 GMT). Meanwhile, the other three Chinese vessels "Tongguling", "Baishiling" and "Zijing 12", also arrived in the waters near the port this morning, and are waiting to receive permission to enter the port.

Vessels shall return to China to victims of the recent riots in Vietnam Chinese workers. According to Xinhua correspondents at the port, the weather conditions are good and the tide is low, which is favorable for workers coming on board the ships. A working group of the Chinese government is working in collaboration with the Vietnamese side in that port to offer help in the evacuation of Chinese workers.

The protests directed against foreign companies in southern provinces of Vietnam turned violent on Tuesday, leaving two dead Chinese and over 100 injured. The anti-Chinese riots occurred after the ships and personnel of Vietnam repeatedly disturb the normal operations of a Chinese oil company in the waters just 17 nautical miles from the Chinese Zhongjian island, part of the Xisha Islands in the Sea South China

traslation: Belén Zapata