Vietnam protesters clash with police over new economic zones

le 05/01/2018

Demonstrators clashed with police in Vietnam in protests against plans for new economic zones that some fear will be dominated by Chinese investors.

Police reportedly detained more than a dozen people in the capital Hanoi and halted demonstrations in other cities.

Some carried anti-China banners, including one reading: “No leasing land to China even for one day.”

The government proposed a law last year that would give foreign investors a 99-year lease on Vietnamese land.

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