May 18, 2014

Dr Jonathan London, SEARC core member commented on Vietnam Anti-Chinese Riots in RTHK "the Pulse"

Last Friday, Dr London, a core member of SEARC, commented on Vietnam's Anti-Chinese Riots in Hong Kong local media, RTHK.

Source: snapshot of online playback from RTHK (http://rthk.hk/)


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Summary of the show:
Factories owned by ethnic Chinese have become the targets of protest in one of the largest anti-China protests seen in Vietnam in a long time. Rioters, many on motorcycles, have circled factories and started mass attacks, destroying or setting fire to at least 15 foreign-owned establishments. The protest started at industrial parks in the southern province of Binh Duong on Tuesday. They disruption soon spread to Ha Tinh and Dong Nai provinces. The protests erupted in response to Beijing placing an oil rig in the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. The islands' sovereignty is contested by the People's Republic of China, Taiwan and Vietnam.
 
With us in the studio are Vietnam specialist Jonathan London of the City University of Hong Kong and legislator Felix Chung Kwok-pan, who represents the Textiles and Garment Functional Constituency.

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