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Anti-China Protest Canceled

Passersby photograph a burned out vehicle after angry mobs burned and looted scores of foreign-owned factories in Vietnam. Many of the protesters are workers against China's recent placement of an oil rig in disputed Southeast Asian waters, officials said.
An association for ethnic Vietnamese residing in Cambodia says it will not hold a protest against the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh.

Sem Chi, head of the Association of Khmer Vietnamese in the Kingdom of Cambodia, told VOA Khmer the demonstration, which was to be held in protest of Chinese oil exploration in the contentious South China Sea, was postponed “indefinitely.”

He said the association had decided in a meeting that they did not have enough time to prepare.

Security officials had said they would not allow protests against foreigners in the country.

In Vietnam, there has been a surge of anti-Chinese protests, following China’s establishment of an oilrig in a section of the South China Sea that Vietnam claims.