▲ Up
 
10:50 26-04-2015
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Vietnamese protesters target Chinese embassy

Bishkek (AKIpress) - 140512115832-hanoi-china-protest-story-top Hundreds of protestors took to the streets in Vietnam Sunday as territorial disputes escalated tensions between Vietnam and China, the media report Monday.

A rally which drew around a thousand protesters in Hanoi focused local ire on the Chinese embassy, while smaller protests in Danang and Ho Chi Minh City echoed the anti-Chinese sentiment emanating from the political capital, CNN said.

The demonstrations were sparked by what Vietnam says were intimidatory tactics involving China's deployment of a deep-sea drilling platform in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

Vietnamese officials say Chinese military and civilian ships have been harassing their vessels near the Paracel Islands -- which are controlled by Beijing but claimed by Hanoi -- since the previous Sunday, even accusing the Chinese of repeatedly ramming into them and shooting water cannon.

"The Xisha (Paracel) Islands are China's inherent territory," Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a briefing Monday. "The Chinese company's normal operations fall within China's sovereignty. China ... has required the Vietnamese side to take all necessary measures to protect the safety and lawful rights of Chinese citizens and institutions in Vietnam."

While public protests are rare in Vietnam, where the one-party system is wary of public gatherings, there have been several anti-Chinese protests in recent years.

That this weekend's actions went ahead unobstructed by police is seen as a sign that the government tacitly approves of the protests.


Twitterfacebookprint
17:16 12.05.2014
LATEST NEWS
20:00 Victory Parade in Bishkek to be held on May 9 - president's decree16:00 Afghanistan to receive $45mln transit revenues from CASA-1000 project12:21 Minister, Turkish company discuss attraction of investments in healthcare of Kyrgyzstan12:02 CASA-1000 countries sign general agreement, power purchase agreement between economic entities11:40 Atambayev dismisses several senior judges in district courts11:27 Government denounces agreement with Russia on principles of levying indirect taxes in mutual trade11:06 Hajj to cost Kyrgyzstanis $2,250 in 201510:55 Kyrgyzstan, Germany discuss ways for further cooperation development10:36 Berlin hosts event devoted to life and works of Chingiz Aitmatov10:26 Deputy Education Minister appointed17:47 Tajik delegation studies promotion of human rights in prisons of Kyrgyzstan17:41 Foreign Minister: Western sanctions against Russia cannot affect Kyrgyzstan17:11 Kyrgyzstan to participate in Moscow exposure dedicated to Victory in Great Patriotic War16:51 Fourteen migrants killed in Macedonia, hit by train in canyon16:37 Nazarbayev asks Kazakhstanis to show up at polls on Sunday vote16:34 Education Festival takes place in Bishkek16:19 State Customs Service, U.S. Justice Department sign memo of cooperation on fight against drug trafficking16:06 National boxing team to perform at international tournament in Atyrau15:53 Checkpoint of Karkyra-avtodorozhny to resume work on May 115:49 China ratifies protocol to nuclear-weapon-free treaty in Central Asia
Astana
+15° C
Ashgabat
+20° C
Bishkek
+24° C
Dushanbe
+12° C
Tashkent
+14° C
exchange rates
 
66.50
61.10
9.86
1.22
201.89
185.80
30.00
3.67
6.75
6.22
1.00
0.13
2642.45
2484.15
400.29
41.38
3.80
3.50
0.57
0.07

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2015. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75