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Vietnamese security forces stifled fresh protests Sunday over China's plans to drill for oil in contested waters, as Beijing sent five ships to help evacuate its nationals from Vietnam following deadly mass riots last week.
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President Mahinda Rajapakse led celebrations at a major victory parade Sunday to mark the fifth anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka's Tamil separatist war, as commemorations for its victims were blocked.
Sri Lanka celebrates war's end, puts block on commemorations

 

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday challenged the powerful army to help amend the constitution that is barring her from running for president in next year's general elections.
Myanmar democracy icon challenges army over amendment

 

Taiwanese workers told of their fear as they hid from Vietnamese rioters who ravaged hundreds of foreign-owned factories in Vietnam during violent demonstrations against China this week, burning several to the ground.
 

Vietnamese spouses of Taiwanese citizens Thursday plead for people not to direct public anger at them over the anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam.
 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday issued an “orange” travel alert for District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City due to anti-China protests slated to take place there and in other locations today.
Travel alert issued before Vietnam rallies

 

A Vietnamese minister at a regional meeting in China expressed regret Saturday over the anti-China riots in Vietnam and said he was sorry that Taiwanese businesses have been affected by the incident.
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The United States Friday betrayed increasing disquiet over the potential for serious clashes between China and Vietnam over disputed South China Sea territory, calling on both sides to show restraint.
 

Each day the Vietnamese ships tried to get close to the rig. And each day they were driven back by the much larger Chinese ships.
 

An unrepentant China on Friday defended its actions in disputed Asian waters amid warnings of war with Vietnam, as Washington voiced “serious concern” after riots left two Chinese workers dead and more than 100 injured.
 

Several hundred Filipino and Vietnamese protesters united in a march in the Philippine capital on Friday, demanding that China stop oil drilling in disputed South China Sea waters.
Filipinos and Vietnamese unite in anti-China street demonstration

 

The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday told a press conference that as of May 14 in Vietnam, over 100 Taiwanese-owned companies had been attacked and damaged, over 10 factories set ablaze and several hundred Taiwanese-owned firms have suspended work owing to safety concerns, noting that the MOEA will assist Taiwanese nationals in seeking compensation from Vietnam.
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100s of Taiwan firms attacked in Vietnam

 

A 1,000-strong mob stormed a Taiwanese steel mill in Vietnam overnight, killing at least one Chinese worker and injuring 90, Taiwan's ambassador said Thursday, the first deadly incident in a wave of anti-China protests prompted by Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in disputed seas.
Riots in Vietnam leave 1 Chinese dead, 90 injured

 

The government does not currently intend to evacuate Taiwanese nationals in Vietnam amid tensions in the country after Vietnamese protesters damaged facilities owned by Taiwanese businesses and attacked Taiwanese people in a wave of anti-Chinese sentiment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
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10 Taiwanese factories in Vietnam set ablaze

 
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