PHNOM PENH —
The Chinese Embassy on Friday delivered a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, calling on authorities to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens fleeing violence in Vietnam.
Anti-Chinese demonstrations over the South China Sea turned deadly in Vietnam this week, pushing as many as 1,000 Chinese into Cambodia, where they are seeking safety.
Koy Kuong, a spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry, said Cambodia is already taking care to protect the safety of those fleeing.
Keat Chantharith, a spokesman for the national police, said Chinese citizens are safe in hotels and guesthouses in Phnom Penh, where police are keeping an eye on them.