Two Singapore-run industrial parks in Vietnam hit by anti-China riots

Three factories in two Singapore-run industrial parks were set on fire as Vietnamese protesters staged anti-Chinese riots on Tuesday night, the park’s management said on Wednesday.

VSIP Binh Duong industrial parks 1 and 2 are managed by a unit of Singapore’s Sembcorp Industries.

A VSIP spokeswoman said protesters set fire to three factories but there were no reports of casualties.

Local police have taken over the provision of security at the two parks, she added in a statement.

Anti-China mobs torched up to 15 foreign-owned factories and trashed many more in southern Vietnam as anger over the recent deployment by China of an oil rig in disputed Southeast Asian waters spun dangerously out of control, according to news reports out of Vietnam.

The unrest at industrial parks established to attract foreign investors was the most serious outbreak of public disorder in years.

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